The Michelin 'Uptis' tire has been crated by the brand as a production-ready version of the brand's Tweet prototype that was unveiled by the brand back in 2005. Boasting an airless design that's also puncture-proof, the tire aims to revolutionize the automotive industry by eliminating environmental issues related to production and driving. The shelf life of the tires would be far longer than options presently on the market as they wouldn't be subjected to premature wear from potential improper inflation or require replacement after minimal wear.
The Michelin 'Uptis' tire is positioned to replace both the wheel and tire on passenger vehicles for a more sustainable profile. The tires will be tested by General Motors (GM) later this year in Michigan on a Fleet of Chevrolet Bolt EVs.
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