ERJ staff report (DS)
Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming -- Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA has more than 460 miles of roads to maintain and approximately 3 million visitors to welcome each year. As the official tyre of the Yellowstone Park Foundation (YPF), Michelin is helping the park achieve its goal to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the park by 30 percent by the year 2016 by providing its green, energy-saving tyres for the park fleet.
"Since Michelin became the official tyre of the Yellowstone Park Foundation in 2009, the park's fleet managers have reported fuel savings on the first seven vehicles of as much as 20 percent compared to the previous tyres," said Don Baldwin, product category manager for Michelin Americas Truck tyres. "This translates into emissions savings of more than 4 tons of CO2 each year per truck. In addition, the Michelin tyres are lasting twice as long as the previous tyres, further reducing environmental impact."
"Yellowstone is the ideal proving ground for developing the best tyres for our customers," said Baldwin. "These trucks operate in extreme conditions all year round. From very low to high temperatures, in varying altitudes, in both dry and wet weather, and on all kinds of surfaces -- from pavement to gravel, sand to snow -- these trucks have to keep working. What we're hearing is that Michelin tyres have helped them do that more efficiently."
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Press release from Michelin