Michelin e.Primacy New Ecological And Economic Tire

This eco tire that aims to be much more sustainable from the manufacturing process to the end of its useful life, with a high level of ‘grip’ but with low ‘friction’ with the asphalt.

The result: an e.Primacy family claims to be “CO2 neutral” at the time of purchase and to have an energy label A for rolling resistance and B for wet grip.

This means, according to the manufacturer, a reduction in fuel consumption (0.21 l per 100 km) and emissions. Michelin estimates that the benefit to the planet over the life of the tire is 174 kg, equivalent to the CO2 emissions of a vehicle traveling a distance of about 1,600 km.

In fact, its creators predict that the new e.Primacy extends this useful life: “in fact, even after traveling 30,000 km, its performance allows it to pass the European R117 homologation test for braking on wet asphalt”, they highlight.

New Michelin e.Primacy tire
And how do you achieve your goals for this new eco tire? As they say, these are their secrets:

CoolRunning sidewalls: these sidewalls absorb less energy during flexing thanks to the use of a state-of-the-art component, which translates into lower energy consumption and greater autonomy for electric vehicles.
U-shaped channels: technology from the Evergrip family derived from the good experience in the wet – new or somewhat worn – with the Primacy 4 tire thanks to the grooves.

Maxtouch Construction – Derived from the Evertread family of technologies, this construction maximizes the tire’s contact with the road and evenly distributes braking, acceleration and turning forces, helping to increase tread tread life. rolling.
Energy AirShield: highly airtight inner lining that reduces energy dissipation, which also contributes to reduced rolling resistance.
Passive energy compound: technology based on a highly elastic elastomer that contributes to the low rolling resistance of MICHELIN e.PRIMACY tires.

Slim belts: the specific design with thinner metallic canvas on the top allows to reduce the amount of raw material for an equivalent resistance. Compared to the traditional design, this results in better rolling resistance, which favors lower fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions from the vehicle.