ERJ staff report (DS)
Paris -- Michelin has signed a new type of deal with ING car leasing. ING Car Lease manages a fleet of 23,000 vehicles in France, of which 78 percent include a tyre management option.
The agreement breaks new ground in vehicle fleet management. For the first time, a car lease operator will give its customers the opportunity to choose a single tyre manufacturer-Michelin, in this instance-for as long as the car is used.
In a statement, Michelin said, "The balanced overall performance of Michelin tyres was the decisive factor that guided ING Car Lease's choice of Michelin and, in particular, the manufacturer's Energy Saver lineup. This all-new tyre helps to reduce fuel consumption by nearly 0.2 liters per 100 km and, consequently, CO2 emissions by up to 4 g per km. For motorists, this represents a savings of around €2.00 for each full tank of fuel. In addition to its energy balance, the Michelin Energy Saver also delivers long tread life and superior safety performance. On wet roads, a car equipped with the Michelin Energy Saver has a braking distance three metres shorter than the same vehicle fitted with the previous-generation tyres (when brakes are applied at 80 km/h)."
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Press release from Michelin