With petrol prices forever on the increase, and the demand for better MPG and lower emissions on vehicle manufacturers higher than it has ever ever been, it's no surprise all the premium tyre manufacturers are working constantly to reduce the rolling resistance of their tyres, without sacrificing other areas of performance such as wet grip, tread life and noise. A tyre contributes 20% of the overall rolling resistance to a vehicle, meaning one fuel tank in 5 is used purely moving the tyres.
Michelin first started developing low rolling resistance tyres over 20 years ago with the Michelin Energy MXT in 1992, and their latest tyre, the Michelin Energy Saver+ is the 5th generation of low rolling resistance tyres to be developed by Michelin.
Continuing from the award winning Michelin Energy Saver, the Michelin Energy Saver+ introduces a new compound, a new optimised footprint for a 10% larger contact patch and a new internal layer to control heat generation and further improve rolling resistance. These new technologies, when combined with the excellent base of the Energy Saver should mean a tyre with excellent rolling resistance, wet and dry grip and as with every Michelin tyre, class leading longevity
|Tyre||Wet Braking||Tread life||Extra fuel|
|Continental Eco Contact 3||+1.6m||-11,700 miles||7l|
|Bridgestone Ectopica EP150||+0.6m||-8,300km||39l|
|Pirelli P1 Cinturato||+0.1m||-8,200km||14l|