Michelin, GM Take The Air Out Of Tires For Passenger Vehicles

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Michelin and General Motors announced a joint research agreement under which the companies intend to validate and advance the Uptis (Unique Puncture-proof Tire System) Prototype with the goal of introducing Uptis on passenger models as early as 2024.

MONTREAL — Michelin and General Motors have presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the MICHELIN Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System”) — at the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility.

Michelin Uptis unique puncture-proof tire system prototype is an airless wheel assembly which supports Michelin’s vision for a future of sustainable mobility.

Michelin and GM also announced a joint research agreement under which the companies intend to validate the Uptis Prototype with the goal of introducing Uptis on passenger models as early as 2024.

Michelin and GM are testing the Uptis Prototype, beginning with vehicles like the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Later this year, the companies will initiate real-world testing of Uptis on a test fleet of Bolt EV vehicles in Michigan.


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