Michelin has supplied 1 million Energy Saver tyres to Peugeot and Citroen vehicles and helped to reduce CO2 emissions by 15,000 metric tonnes a year.
The presentation of the millionth tyre earlier this week reaffirmed the strategic partnership between the French tyres manufacturer and Peugeot Citroen.
Michelin’s popular energy Saver tyres are credited with reducing fuel consumption and also delivering superior grip and safety performance with exceptional mileage.
Through joint co-operation, engineers from both companies have succeeded in improving the energy performance of the Group’s vehicles by reducing friction.
With the presentation of Michelin’s one-millionth low fuel consumption tyre, the two groups have renewed their commitment to providing sustainable solutions that enhance the mobility of goods and people, both now and in the future.
The tyre maker’s technological solution generates fuel savings of nearly 0.2 litres per 100 kilometers in combined cycle driving, resulting in a reduction in CO2 emissions of nearly 4 grams per kilometer.
Over the entire life of the vehicle, this represents a reduction in CO2 emissions of approximately one metric tonne.
Since the market launch of the Energy Saver tyres, Michelin has helped to generate fuel savings of more than 10 billion litres, thereby reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by more than 25 million tonnes.
Oliver Hall, etyres Operations Executive