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Michelin introduces two new Energy commercial tires

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Michelin North America, Inc. has announced the launch of two new tires, the Multi Energy Z2 tire for regional and super-regional applications, and the Michelin X Line Energy T2 dual trailer tire for the long-haul and truckload market.

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The Michelin X Multi Energy Z2 tire is designed for less-than-truckload and multiple-stop delivery fleets that run 300 to 500 miles per day. This includes dry van, less-than-truckload (LTL), food and beverage and pickup and delivery fleets. This directional steer tire is designed to improve resistance to irregular wear for more miles. It is SmartWay-compliant and GHG2 approved into 2027, the company says.

The tire’s performance is achieved through its regenion tread sculpture that enhances rolling resistance, improves mileage performance and enhances water evacuation, Michelin says. The Michelin X Multi Energy Z2 tire is engineered with a dual compound tread. It is available in two tire sizes: 11R22.5 LRG and 295/75R22.5 LRH.

The X Line Energy T2 meets SmartWay requirements and is targeted for the dry van truckload and LTL, refrigerated, tanker and flatbed fleet segments. The product is designed for improved wear, fuel savings, retreadability and exceptional traction, the company says.

The tread incorporates micro-sipes on all rib edges and a broad, optimized contact patch. The dual-compound tread consists of a mileage top layer that controls tread stiffness and stress to reduce irregular wear and a fuel-efficient bottom layer that minimizes internal casing temperatures for low rolling resistance, Michelin says, adding that curb guards and upper sidewall ribs help fight sidewall damage providing excellent retreadability.

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The Michelin X Line Energy T2 is available in four sizes: 295/75R22.5 LRG 11R22.5 LRG, 285/75R24.5 LRG and 11R24.5LRH.

The tires will be available to order on April 1.

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