Wear: To cope with the added weight and torque, new generations of Michelin tirelines are engineered to offer increased wear potential to offset the 20% wear impact of EVs. Defender®2 offers more than 20% more wear potential than Defender® T+H. CrossClimate®2 improved the wear potential over Premier™ A/S by more than 20%. X-Ice® SNOW exhibits excellence and longevity that lasts up to 1 additional winter than the average of leading competitors.
Load: New generations of tirelines have moved to more extra load (XL) sizes and higher speed ratings to match EV requirements. In addition, a new standard of tires known as HLC (High Load Capacity) tires is slowly being introduced to the market. This allows for even greater loads on the same sized tire without increasing the air pressure.
Range: Michelin has been a pioneer in low rolling resistance technology for over 2 decades. MICHELIN® Green X® technology was introduced in 1992 which reduced rolling resistance by a factor of three since the first pneumatic tire was introduced. Michelin tirelines provide excellent low rolling resistance in each category.