Iveco chooses Michelin OE tyres for Stralis XP truck
The New Iveco Stralis XP heavy truck will fit the next generation of Michelin X LINE Energy tyres as original equipment. The new X LINE Energy range is the first tyre range to receive an A grade rolling resistance ratings in the drive, steer and trailer positions, according to the European Tyre Label measure. As a result, Iveco customers can opt for the market’s first heavy truck tyre range to earn an “A” rating for rolling resistance on every axle.
Compared with the current Michelin X LINE Energy tyre range, which is rated “BBA” for rolling resistance across the axles, the new fitments will help save operators up to one litre of fuel per 100km driven, thereby avoiding the emission of 2.66 kg of CO ₂ over the same distance. This represents an average reduction of 1,610 in the operator’s fuel bill over the initial life of the tyres. Moreover, these gains are delivered while maintaining the Michelin tyres’ performance in other areas, such as safety, durability and longevity.
Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, said: “With the New Stralis, we had the goal of achieving up to a 11 per cent fuel saving, depending on the mission. We achieved the TCO and CO₂ reduction objectives by redesigning the driveline for the Stralis, and by working with the best suppliers in our industry. By working with Michelin, we can guarantee our customers the very best in terms of tyre durability, while reducing rolling resistance, and therefore maximising fuel savings.”
As part of the new-generation Stralis launch, Iveco has announced “TCO₂ Live” – a new service from Iveco aimed at ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership for Iveco customers. The programme includes driver training, fuel usage advice and vehicle maintenance and repair provision, plus an uptime commitment, or insurance management. The programme has been running in Poland and Spain for more than a year, and is now expanding to other markets.
Tyre management is a module of TCO₂ Live. To ensure the highest customer satisfaction in relation to tyre management, the programme was created in partnership with Michelin solutions.
Gianalberto Lupi, head of Iveco’s Heavy Business Line, said: “With the New Stralis, Iveco is prepared to guarantee to the customer a cost reduction for running the vehicle, thanks to the new range’s improved fuel efficiency, combined with our high level of parts availability, and our widespread maintenance network. With this partnership, Iveco aims to assist the customer by lightening the load of its fleet management costs, and helping them to focus on their primary mission. TCO₂ Live services are the perfect complement to our promise of reliable uptime with Iveco trucks. By working with Michelin solutions, we offer Iveco customers exclusive services that will guarantee maximum satisfaction for Iveco truck owners