LAS CRUCES, N.M. — When tested side by side with a leading competitive brand, Michelin’s X One tires produced the better fuel efficiency, according to a recently released test report.
Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions (MVT Solutions) conducted tests of Michelin’s new generation, wide-base single tire, the X One. The X One tire features SmartWay verified technology and are designed for fuel efficiency, weight reduction and truck stability. The report compares the Michelin X One tires with a leading competitive brand to calculate the product’s fuel savings.
“Truck tires are an important part of the conversation surrounding fuel efficiency,” said Daryl Bear, lead engineer and COO of MVT Solutions. “When carriers use more fuel-efficient tires, they’re able to reduce drag and fuel consumption with a quick return on investment. Our recent testing of the Michelin X One tires will help carriers make more informed purchasing decisions and recognize the potentials fuel savings that exist with tires.”
MVT Solutions’ truck tire test found that Michelin X One tires saved 6.70 gallons per 1,000 miles, a total of 5.35%, when compared to a leading competitive brand. This equates to $2,559.40 in annual fuel savings per truck based on average mileage and retail price of diesel fuel. Additionally, MVT Solutions calculated that most carriers could see a return on investment (ROI) within 2.8 to 4.7 months, depending on tire-purchasing costs and tire life with the X One tires. The report also includes a brief outline of how to utilize the test results to calculate savings unique to each carrier.
To download the full report, click here.
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