Michelin tyres have been tried and tested, again… Auto-Plus says they are top for economy and endurance, according to recent tyre tests.
French motoring magazine Auto-Plus conducted tyre tests comparing the top ten leading brand tyres, and found Michelin to be the most cost-efficient. The results of the tyre tests showed that the Michelin Energy E3A tyres boasted 20% more endurance than the other brands, and 60% more than the brand with the most expensive purchase price.
The tyre tests were conducted on Renault Laguna 2 models over a tough French terrain of 6,000 miles. Since the Renault’s front-wheel drive offers increased protection for the rear tyres, wear was recorded from the front tyres and the data was compared.
Because Michelin’s low rolling resistance technology increases road contact and decreases fuel consumption by reducing the tyre’s resistance to the road, Auto-Plus found the E3A to have the lowest cost-per-mile of the ten brands. Michelin claims to be “innovating to optimize tire performance during use”, a process that involves conducting research and innovating design in response to the results.
According to Michelin’s statistics, one in every five tanks of fuel is used to conquer rolling resistance. By increasing the tyres ability to deform to the road, the contact patch through which the forces required for acceleration and braking are transmitted is better utilized and the results are better handling and more controlled fuel consumption.
In addition to being economically friendly, Michelin is proud to be “green”, claiming that if all tyres utilised the low-resistance technology, carbon dioxide reduction would be equivalent to 80 million tons.