Michelin and Daimler Trucks Partner
The recently announced Freightliner Cascadia Class 8 heavy-duty-truck will feature the MICHELIN X Line Energy D+ tire as its long-haul drive-tire solution!
This will also contribute to Cascadia’s five percent fuel-efficiency improvement. Because about 35 percent of vehicle fuel consumption is accredited to overcoming tire rolling resistance, Michelin’s X Line Energy D+ now sets new standards in a dual drive tire as one of DTA’s key fuel-efficiency components in the new Cascadia.
“The strong partnership with Daimler Trucks North America has resulted in new technology development through a close collaborative and technical relationship,” said
Adam Murphy, Vice President, B2B Marketing, Michelin North America. “In 2000, the partnership was key for the launch of the MICHELIN X ONE wide base single tire on the Freightliner Century truck. Michelin also worked with DTNA on the SuperTruck prototype, providing specially formulated low rolling-resistance tires. Our partnership has been rewarding for both parties, and we look forward to this relationship continuing for decades to come.”
“Selecting the right tire can play an important role in the fuel efficiency of Class 8 trucks,” said Kary Schaefer, General Manager, Marketing and Strategy for Daimler Trucks North America. “At DTNA, we continue to push the limits when it comes to achieving new heights in fuel efficacy, and our continued partnership with Michelin has helped us further improve the new Cascadia’s already impressive performance.”