At the Technology and Maintenance Council's 2022 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Orlando, Michelin North America Inc., launched the Michelin X One Line Energy D2 tire. The tire replaces the Michelin X One Line Energy D tire.
Available May 1, the X One Line Energy D2 tire is designed for line haul, dry van truck load and refrigerated truck load applications and comes in a 445/50R22.5 L tire size, has a 20/32 tread depth. It is a directional tire for the first half of its life, providing improved resistance to irregular wear for driver confidence and long tread life.
The tire’s compact design produces less tread squirm and provides energy conservation for fuel efficiency, according to Michelin and its tread compounds can save up to $2,317 per year in fuel, achieving the SmartWay standard. The tire’s ultra-rolling-resistance levels are designed to exceed Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 (GHG2) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements for reduced carbon output, the company added.
Michelin’s Regenion evolving tread design gives the Michelin X One Line Energy D2 tire stability in all-weather conditions for North American operations. The straight, pass-through grooves have features that appear as the tire wears, helping give traction throughout the life of the tire. The rectangular bead minimizes fatigue to extend casing life, which is designed for maximum retreadability.