Michelin SCA, a France-based manufacturer of tires, has provided one million Energy Saver tires to PSA Peugeot Citroen SA (PSA Peugeot Citroen), a Peugeot S.A. With these tires, PSA Peugeot Citroen vehicles reduced CO2 emissions by 15,000 metric tons a year. Michelin's tires reduce fuel consumption and also delivers superior grip and safety performance as well as the best mileage in the market. The new Energy Saver premiered on the Peugeot 308 in 2007.
The tire maker’s technological solution generates fuel savings of nearly 0.2 liters per 100 kilometers in combined cycle driving, resulting in a reduction in CO2 emissions of nearly 4 grams per kilometer. Over the entire life of the vehicle, this represents a reduction in CO2 emissions of around one metric ton. In recognition of this performance and the teamwork demonstrated by the partners, PSA Peugeot Citroen presented Michelin with an Innovation award in May 2006.
In recent years, PSA Peugeot Citroen has forged strategic alliances with a small number of key partners, with Michelin in the forefront. The goal is to work together far upstream to share, deepen and develop new data and research paths in priority areas for the carmaker. As part of this close cooperation, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Michelin have pooled their innovation resources to develop new vehicle models. Through the project, engineers from both companies have succeeded in improving the energy performance of the Group’s vehicles by reducing friction.
With the presentation of Michelin’s one-millionth low fuel consumption tire, the two groups have renewed their commitment to providing sustainable solutions that enhance the mobility of goods and people, both now and in the future.