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Jun 22

Michelin Achieved Over 50% Sustainable Materials in Tires

Speeding up the technologies of tomorrow thanks to motorsport: a conviction held by Michelin, which benefited from the 24 Hours of Le Mans to not only unveil its new tire comprising 53% bio-sourced and recycled materials, but also to have it driven on, within the framework of this competition. And that is only the beginning…

 

 

For the first time, the Michelin tire containing 53% sustainable materials, fitted to the H24 GreenGT hydrogen racing car took to the track outside the twenty-four race in La Sarthe, within the framework of a Road To Le Mans (Michelin Le Mans Cup) trial session. Driving on a tire comprising over 50% bio-sourced and recycled materials within the framework of an official competition is a world first. The hydrogen prototype covered several laps on these tires under racing conditions, on the very demanding Le Mans large circuit. Like Team H24 Racing and its driver, Stéphane Richelmi,  we are happy with their performance at the expected level.” Matthieu Bonardel, Director of Michelin Motorsport A result that demonstrates the Group’s ability to keep to the road map it has laid out for itself in order to achieve 100% sustainable materials on all its tires by 2050, with an aim of 40% sustainable materials at Group level by 2030; and all this while maintaining a very high performance level, without degrading the environmental impact of tires throughout their life cycles.  Should we believe in this goal?  Florent Menegaux, who attended the 24 Hours of Le Mans, responds to this question unequivocally: “Yes! We are on the way, and I’m struck by the speed at which we are making progress.”

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