Michelin's X Multi Energy Z tyre for commercial vehicles gets a four-star rating for its segment-leading fuel efficiency.
Michelin claims it has become the first tyre brand in the country to be accredited with the Government of India's (GoI) recently-introduced star labelling program aimed at improving the sustainability and performance standards of tyres. Michelin X Multi Energy Z, a tubeless truck & bus tyre designed and produced by Michelin in India (launched in 2020), has been awarded the industry’s first fuel savings label with a four-star rating by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
For those not aware of the tyre rating system introduced by the GoI, here's a brief explanation of how it came into existence. As part of an ambitious road map laid out by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) for an effective transition towards green mobility, a draft notification was issued in 2021, which proposed a requirement for tyres of cars, buses, and trucks to meet certain minimum standards of rolling resistance, wet grip, and rolling sound emissions, as specified in Stage-II of the Automotive Industry Standards (AIS).
Starting next year, all domestic and even foreign tyre makers, importers of automobiles, buses, and heavy vehicles will be required to follow the proposed mandatory standards.