ORLANDO, Fla. — Michelin North America Inc. has developed a wide-base drive-axle tire, the X One Line Energy D2, that it claims is its lowest rolling-resistance truck tire to date.
Set to launch May 1 in North Americas, the X One Line Energy D2 is available in a single size, 445/50R22.5 L, for line-haul, dry-van truck-load and refrigerated truck-load applications. It replaces the Energy D in Michelin's X One Line, Michelin said.
The tire has a relatively shallow 20/32nds-inch tread depth and a directional tread pattern for the first half of the tire's life, designed to provide improved resistance to irregular wear for longer tread life and driver confidence
"The new … tire answers fleet needs with exceptional fuel savings for a lower total cost of ownership and significant performance attributes," Karen Schwartz, vice president of B2B marketing, said.