Michelin Americas Truck Tires today, March 25, introduced the Michelin X One XDA Energy tire. The company said it’s the company’s most fuel-efficient drive tire to date. “For long-haul truck fleet managers and owner-operators still sitting on the fence about wide-single tires, now is the time to make the switch from traditional duals,” said Don Baldwin, product marketing manager, Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The X One XDA Energy tire is the most fuel-efficient drive tire versus the leading North American competitors —hands down—and can help truck fleets save at least 7 percent in annual fuel costs when used with Michelin XZA3 steer tires and X One XTA trailer tires.” The company said the X One XDA Energy tire is more fuel efficient thanks to different belt designs and Advanced Technology compounds. It uses Infini-Coil Technology, which includes more than a quarter-of-a-mile of steel cord wrapped circumferentially around the crown of every X One tire. The Infini-Coil reduces casing growth and stabilizes the contact patch, reducing irregular wear, the company said. In addition, Matrix Siping Technology helps provide greater traction on dry and slippery surfaces. The three-dimensional Matrix sipes lock together for the stability normally associated with solid tread blocks. The X One XDA Energy tire is available in size 445/50R22.5 coast-to-coast, and will replace the Michelin X One XDA tire. Michelin offers X One tires for various applications such as on-highway, off-highway, urban, waste hauling and recreational vehicles.
Michelin unveils X One XDA Energy tire