The MICHELIN Uptis tyre is a major innovation in the tyre sector and a key step in the development of a fully sustainable tyre by 2050. It is the result of some fifty patents relating to tyre structure and high-tech materials. It demonstrates Michelin's ability to innovate in favour of safer and more environmentally-friendly mobility.
This prototype is a puncture-proof wheel/tyre assembly, without compressed air, designed for cars and light commercial vehicles. The compressed air has been replaced by a revolutionary structure capable of supporting the vehicle. This ensures the robustness of the assembly and guarantees driving comfort and safety.
It's a ready-to-use solution that allows users to drive with peace of mind, without worrying about the hazards of the road.
The MICHELIN Uptis is currently the only airless tyre in the world to be used on open roads, in real-life conditions, on three continents with almost 3 million kilometres covered. With the Uptis prototype, Michelin is primarily targeting the market for fleets of light commercial vehicles intended for professional use, in particular for deliveries.
A French and European first: La Poste has chosen Michelin to equip its postmen's vehicles with MICHELIN Uptis puncture-proof tyres.
The puncture-proof MICHELIN Uptis tyre will equip 40 La Poste vans in the Hauts-de-France region by the end of 2024. Thanks to the MICHELIN Uptis tyre, which eliminates the problems of poor pressure and punctures, La Poste will be able to reduce downtime and maintenance operations,
La Poste will be able to reduce downtime and maintenance operations for its fleet. It will thus be able to ensure better continuity of its activities and services. From an environmental point of view, eliminating the problems of punctures and under-inflation will reduce the number and frequency of tyre replacements, thereby limiting the number of tyres that need to be replaced.
and frequency of tyre replacement, thereby limiting any wastage.