Like German media report the South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai closed a co-operation agreement with Michelin. According to a statement by the supplier, the core of this agreement is the Michelin Effitires tire management program. The solution comes from the portfolio of Michelin's Services & Solutions division, which supports fleet managers with tailored mobility services, price-per-kilometer contracts and apps such as MyInspection. The aim is to make fleet management easier, more economical and more efficient.
The tire and service concept that Hyundai now wants to integrate into its fuel cell trucks includes complete outsourcing of tire management. It is also said that the hydrogen trucks will be equipped with the particularly energy-efficient 315/70 R 22.5 Michelin X Multi Energy tires. These energy-efficient truck tires for local and long-distance traffic would score points with their particularly low rolling resistance, the tire manufacturer assures, thus enabling significant fuel savings and high mileage. In addition, Michelin promises additional components in its Effitires range, such as high service quality, reporting and increased mobility, by regularly checking and adjusting air pressure and tires.
Michelin has already consistently expanded its portfolio beyond tire manufacturing to include comprehensive mobility services for sustainable mobility. This also includes the promotion and development of emission-free mobility solutions. Together with Faurecia, Michelin founded the Symbio joint venture last year. The joint venture is dedicated to the development, production and marketing of hydrogen fuel cell systems for light commercial vehicles, commercial vehicles and trucks as well as for other areas of electromobility.