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Michelin X One Hits Two Million Tire Milestone

March 28, 2014

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MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- It took nearly a decade to get 1 million X One tires in service across North America, but less than four years later, Michelin has topped the 2 million tire mark. Michelin celebrated the milestone by launching what it calls the industry's most efficient trailer tire, the X One Line Energy T tire and the Michelin X One Line Energy T Pre-Mold Retread.

“Since the introduction of the X One, Michelin has led in the wide base single category with tires and retreads for every application, many on their second or third generation,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The adoption of the X One technology has accelerated because of the fuel and weight savings it brings to our customers. And, we look forward to delivering additional savings to our customers with the launch of the new X One trailer tire featuring the breakthrough Advanced Casing Technology.”

Fleets that switched to X One tires have experienced up to a 10 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and more than 740 pounds of weight savings per truck, Michelin says. Over the 14 years X One tires have been on the market, fleets have saved more than 150 million gallons of fuel, which translates into 1.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. With its weight savings, X One tires have also allowed fleets to carry millions of tons of added freight, resulting in increased revenue, better freight efficiency and additional CO2 emission savings.

X One Line Energy T

The Michelin X One Line Energy T tire that was just launched represents the next generation wide base single trailer tire for line haul applications. With Advanced Casing Technology, Michelin says the tire delivers a significant reduction in irregular wear, which is often experienced in dual and wide base single trailer tires. The tire’s Advanced Casing Technology results in a contact patch with a consistent footprint, regardless of payload weight. It also provides a 15 percent improvement in removal mileage compared to the X One XTA(1).

The SmartWay verified X One Line Energy T, available in a 445/50R22.5, has solid shoulders and microsipes that help resist irregular wear.

Fleets can take immediate advantage of the X One Line Energy T's fuel saving features in a pre-mold retread as well. This will allow fleets to continue reaping the benefits of the new X One Line Energy T tire with this SmartWay verified line haul trailer retread that provides exceptional fuel economy and long tread life.

The tire has a full 13/32nds of tread depth and offers up to 15 percent longer miles to removal, Michelin says, compared to the Michelin X One XTA Pre-mold retread on a Michelin X One XTA casing. A winged tread provides maximum shoulder adhesion and waved groove bottoms prevent stone drilling for added durability. It comes with the "Michelin-on-Michelin" guarantee.

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