Michelin North America has announced a new ultra-low rolling resistance dual-drive linehaul tire called the Michelin X Line Energy D+.
The tire was developed through an advanced-engineering project over three years with the objective of reducing the fuel consumption of Freightliner’s next-generation Cascadia Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.
The project yielded a product with the lowest rolling resistance offered by Michelin in a dual-fitment drive tire.
“The MIchelin X Line Energy D+ sets a new standard for Michelin,” said Adam Murphy, vice president, B2B marketing, Michelin North America. “With about 35% of vehicle fuel consumption attributed to overcoming tire rolling resistance, this tire delivers both fuel savings while providing exceptional traction for driver confidence.”
The Michelin X Line Energy D+ tire 275/80R22.5 size is designed for fleets looking to on fuel spend and the tire meets SmartWay requirements and is greenhouse gas phase 2 regulation and California Air Resources Board compliant.
The X Line Energy D+ features a tread compound designed for better fuel efficiency. The Infini-Coil technology wraps steel cable around the durable casing to eliminate casing growth and ensure a consistent footprint and even wear. The casing is designed with high-tensile-strength steel belts capable of supporting multiple retreads.
The X Line Energy D+ incorporates interlocking, edge-biting tread sipes and regenerative tread grooves designed to provide better grip and traction. Interlocking siping and regenerating features are designed to provide biting edges throughout tread life.
The X Line Energy D+ comes with the 7/7/3 manufacturer’s limited casing warranty. This includes coverage against defects in workmanship and materials for 700,000 miles, seven years or three retreads from the date of manufacture when retreaded by an authorized Michelin Retread Technologies dealer. The tire is available in the United States and Canada.