Michelin unveils 2 airless tyre/wheel concepts

PARIS (Sept. 24) — Groupe Michelin is debuting two extended-mobility tyre innovations at the Paris Motor Show, a non-pneumatic, retreadable composite concept tyre and tire/wheel hybrid dubbed “Tweel.”

The Michelin Airless is a radial torus structure made of high-performance composite materials to which a rubber tread is bonded. Since the tyre does not depend on pressurised air to keep it inflated, it is described as maintenance-free.

The second innovation, the Tweel, is a non-pneumatic wheel, made up of a rubber tread bonded to the hub through…

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