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Posted on March 21, 2013

Michelin Launches MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T

Line Haul trailer tire meets SmartWay® requirements and is the next generation for fuel economy, mileage and durability

Greenville, S.C. (March 21, 2013)Michelin Americas Truck Tires a division of Michelin North America, Inc. announced the launch of the  MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T, a dual trailer tire for line haul operations that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® verified requirements.  The dual trailer tire has been submitted to SmartWay® for formal verification and delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, mileage and durability. The MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire will be available for fleets in May.

The MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire is engineered with Advanced TechnologyTM Compounds that provide a cool running tread rubber which minimizes internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance and extended casing life. Compared to the MICHELIN® XT-1®, the MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire will deliver a 10% reduction in rolling resistance bringing improved fuel efficiency.

"By utilizing state of the art compounding and an engineered shoulder groove, MICHELIN X LINE ENERGY T tire provides a no compromise answer for fuel efficiency with exceptional mileage and durability,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Michelin is delivering a no compromise fuel efficient trailer solution by providing the mileage and durability that attracted fleets to our MICHELIN XT-1 in an energy trailer tire that also delivers 10% improvement in rolling resistance. The durability needed in a trailer application remains an important part of our no compromise platform. In the MICHELIN X LINE ENERGY T trailer tire, the MICHELIN exclusive rectangular bead bundle and curb guard features deliver exceptional durability."

MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T trailer tire has a special curb guard feature to protect the sidewall and shoulder areas, promoting a longer casing life and retreadability. The rectangular bead bundle reduces heat and fatigue.  The four circumferential grooves provide excellent water evacuation for optimized traction and exceptional handling.   The MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire utilizes a shoulder groove that reduces irregular wear.

The MICHELIN® X® LINETM ENERGY T tire will be available in four sizes including: 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5, and 275/80R24.5.  This tire is replacing both the MICHELIN® XTA® Energy tire and the Michelin® XT-1®tire.   Additional details can be found at michelintruck.com.

About Michelin North America

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. 

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