1 liter of fuel out of 5, or 1 full tank of fuel out of 5 is consumed for passenger car tires: this is rolling resistance.
This tire performance is essential, as an analysis of its life cycle shows that over 92.6% of the environmental impact stems from tire use. Fuel consumption due to tires therefore has a significant effect on CO2 emissions. In the case of a diesel car, 1 liter of diesel is equivalent to 2.66 kg of CO2.
More than 100 years, Michelin has innovated to improve the energy efficiency of the tire. On this basis, he is a partner of the Shell Eco-marathon, a race which consists in going through the biggest distance possible while usingthe less energy possible. Michelin contributes to this partnership by proposing the most energy efficient tire in the world.