LAVAL, Quebec (July 17, 2015) — Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT), a division of Michelin North America Inc., is expanding its X One Multi Energy T wide-base truck tire line with the addition of a size 455/55R22.5 new tire and two retread options.
Verified under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay program, the tire complements Michelin's Multi Energy T tire in size 445/50R22.5, which debuted in 2014.
The Multi Energy T Pre-Mold retread is now available in two sizes, 375/425 and 385/435. The trailer retread is SmartWay-verified and features Michelin's Advanced Technology compounds for a 7-percent reduction in rolling resistance vs. its predecessor, the X One XTE.
In addition to microsipes and a solid shoulder designed to fight irregular wear, the retread features 15/32nd-inch tread depth.
“Whether in its first life or as a retread, the Michelin X One Multi Energy T offers the right balance of fuel efficiency, weight savings and long tread life in regional applications,” said Bianca Hogan, director of marketing for MATT. “The latest X One introductions continue our leadership in wide-base single innovation and provide an attractive total cost of ownership throughout the tire lifecycle.”
Michelin's new X One Multi Energy T offering replaces the firm's existing X One XTE products.