Tyre manufactures Michelin established a “Fill Up With Air” pit-stop at their Campbell Rd headquarters during the recent MPG Marathon. The aim of the marathon is to complete the 411 mile course using as little fuel as possible.
Michelin’s aim was to underline the fact that correctly inflated tyres contribute massively to fuel economy. The company entered two cars in the race, alongside 37 other cars and 9 vans. Their Peugeot 308, running on Michelin Energy Saver tyres, achieved fuel consumption figures of 78 miles per gallon – 12mpg better than the figure quoted in the car’s handbook.
Michelin also took the opportunity to launch its “Fill Up With Air” van, which will be used in its forthcoming tyre-pressure check campaign.