Michelin tyres have chosen to trumpet the fuel saving effects of its latest truck and car tyres on the United Nations annual World Environment Day.
The French tyres manufacturer revealed that its recent line-ups have reduced overall fuel consumption by more than 66.7% litres and CO2 emissions by more than 134,000 tonnes.
Michelin, which timed the release of the report to coincide with the June 5th worldwide WED event added that the latest tyres, including the Michelin Energy Saver, have only been on the market since early 2008.
In a statement Michelin announced: “Michelin is playing an active role in reducing the cost and environmental impact of road transport. This is because tyres consume one tank of fuel out of five for cars and one out of three for trucks.
“Michelin’s goal is to design tyres that help to reduce fuel consumption while maintaining the same high performance in the areas of safety and tread life.”
The statement added: “At a time when energy efficiency is a constant concern, car manufacturers quickly recognised the superior performance of the Michelin Energy Saver in three areas – fuel savings, safety and longevity.
“As a result, the tyre has been homologated for use on more than 100 vehicles produced by leading car manufacturers in just over one and a half years on the market.
“This is an outstanding achievement, given that tyres are generally only certified for use on 20 to 40 vehicles over that period of time.”
Oliver Hall, Operations Team