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MICHELIN X-Incity Energy Z Tire for Electric Buses

Auto News - Published on Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Numerous studies suggest that in the 2030s, 50% of all buses will be electric, and that’s already the case in a number of capital cities. But this change towards a more sustainable mobility is not without its problems, one of which is coming from the increased bus weight induced by batteries necessary for a sufficient autonomy. The current tyre limitation of 7.5 tonnes per axle obliges manufacturers to make compromises on the autonomy of the bus or the passenger capacity. Or even to go beyond dimensional standards by accepting bigger tyres, the only ones today that are able to withstand the additional load. The new MICHELIN 275/70R22.5 152/148J X-Incity Energy Z tyre is Michelin’s answer to these new challenges. This tyre is constructed in such a way that it allows for a maximum axle load of eight tonnes with a load index of 152/148 which remains, however, within the standard dimension of 275/70R22.5. Thus, it can be fitted either on the driving axle or on the steering axle. Its carcass is strengthened with special cables. The specific design of its tread and sidewall is optimized to bear the demands of city traffic, to reduce noise and rolling resistance.

This new retreadable tyre also meets every requirement imposed by its urban utilization. Designed to endure abrasion, pavement shocks and branded M+S and 3PMSF, it aims for excellent grip in any weather condition. Moreover, the use of the REGENION technology will ensure grip performance throughout its lifespan is retained. The new MICHELIN X-Incity Energy Z tyre is aligned with Michelin’s group strategy to offer consumers outstanding performances in safe conditions throughout their lifespan.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Tue, 22 Oct 2019
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