Michelin’s Airless Tyre, Tested and Approved


Michelin Uptis, Michelin's airless prototype tyre, which was fitted to the e-Mini at the Munich Motor Show, was unanimously approved. 

Michelin Uptis, An Illustration of Michelin's Expertise In High-Tech Materials

Unveiled for the first time two years ago at the Movin'On sustainable mobility summit, Michelin's airless prototype tyre, has taken another step forward, this time winning over the public.  

The need for air is eliminated with a revolutionary structure capable of supporting the vehicle, while also delivering a safe, comfortable ride. This is a technological challenge that Michelin's R&D teams have been able to meet, thanks in particular to the group's high level of expertise in high-tech materials. The group intends to take advantage of this expertise acquired over more than 130 years to accelerate the development of new fields beyond tyres.

Mr. JWW and Gercollector, two automotive youtubers, were also able to test Michelin Uptis in real-life conditions on public roads. "Can’t wait to see it roll out on cars. Its amazing comfort, the Michelin Uptis tyre definitely fulfilled its contract," they commented. 

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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