Michelin Energy Saver A/S passenger car tire now available. [fimg=right]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/Michelin_Energy_s_after_100_000_miles.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - June 11, 2009 Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus’ after 110,000 miles... Michelin improves upon their previous best with even more fuel savings and improved wet weather traction. Greenville, SC. -- The Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire that goes on-sale this week was designed for exceptional levels of fuel-efficiency without compromise. It is one of the first all-season tires to combine low levels of rolling resistance with superior levels of wet braking and all-season performance. Michelin Energy Saver Construction technology keeps the tire cooler, helping the engine to improve its fuel-efficiency. According to Michelin, the Energy saver A/S is up to 8 percent more fuel-efficient than other tires in its class and can reduce a vehicle's CO2 emissions by as much as 2,000 pounds of CO2. The Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire represents Michelin's best in tire engineering and design. Fuel savings are combined with superior grip and safety, allowing the tire to stop 8 feet shorter than the competition when compared to Bridgestone’s most recent fuel saving tire, the Ecopia EP100. In terms of low rolling resistance and “best in class” fuel economy, the Ecopia’s reign supreme. "We developed this tire to meet a very distinctive consumer need and break the performance compromise of other competitive fuel-efficient tires. The Energy Saver A/S tire not only delivers the best fuel efficiency, it does so while lasting longer and stopping shorter than other fuel efficient tires," said Rob Cunningham, brand category manager, Michelin North America. The technology engineered into the Michelin Energy Saver A/S is the result of more than 16 years of Michelin's research and development in the area of rolling resistance and fuel-efficiency. With the new Energy Saver, Michelin engineers were able to achieve and deliver increased fuel-efficiency by decreasing the levels of rolling resistance. Michelin Comfort Control Technology engineered into the tire uses computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing to offer greatly reduced vibrations and road noise to keep the vehicle quiet, while a silica-based rubber compound provides its all-season traction. An energy saving contact patch provides leading wear life that helps the Michelin Energy Saver last 16,000 miles longer than the Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 and the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max. The Michelin Energy Saver A/S tire is now available in four sizes that include popular mainstream and hybrid vehicles. The sizes are: P215/60R16; P195/65R15; P195/60R15 and P185/65R15. Pricing will be available at time of launch.