New Michelin Agilis, commercial utility vehicle market leader.

Michelin is presenting its new utility vehicle tyre, the Michelin Agilis, whose performance can be summed up in three figures: 1, 4 and 20.

The figure 1 indicates that the fuel savings delivered by the Michelin Agilis represent the price equivalent of one tyre out of four. Since the tyre reduces fuel consumption by 0.2 litres per 100 km compared to the previous generation Michelin Agilis 81/61/51 range, this means that after 85,000 km** of driving with the new Michelin Agilis, the user will have saved an amount equal to the price of one of the vehicle’s four tyres.

Lowering fuel consumption leads to a decline in CO2 emissions, and the new Michelin Agilis reduces CO2 emissions by 4 grams per kilometre, the second figure that sums up the new tyre’s performance. These 4 grams are very important to van manufacturers. According to the future EU CO2 2012 Directive, emissions from vehicles in the N1 category (vans weighting up to 3.5 tonnes) must not surpass an average 175 grams of CO2 per km.

To reduce tyre operating costs, the new Michelin Agilis does more than just reduce fuel consumption. It also increases total mileage by 20% over the range it is replacing. This represents around six months of additional driving compared to the previous-generation tyre.

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