Michelin begins to market tire range for electric buses

May 11, 2021
The X Incity EV Z tire range has a wear indicator on its side and is designed to be regroovable and retreadable.

Michelin launched marketing efforts behind its X Incity EV Z tire range on May 1. The X Incity EV Z tires are designed specifically for use on electric buses, but can be adapted for use on urban and suburban vehicles.

The company explains the new tire range supports the transition towards cleaner, more efficient and more independent electric mobility solutions -- a key factor in achieving sustainable cities.

The tires have a load capacity of eight metric tons and incorporate a wear indicator on their side, which indicates when tire rotation needs to occur. Michelin says its Regenion technology means the X Incity EV Z range is built with a progressive tread design that delivers longitudinal and lateral grip. The tire is regroovable and retreadable and has been marked 3PMSF (three-peak mountain snowflake).

Michelin teamed with Proterra in 2019 to develop low rolling resistance tires for battery-electric buses, which were introduced to the North American transit industry at the 2019 American Public Transportation Association 2019 Mobility Conference.

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Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine and group editorial director of the Infrastructure and Aviation Group at Endeavor Business Media. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the editorial direction of the group and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.