You Can Now Buy Michelin’s Airless Tire
The “tweel”, or tire and wheel, concept is an airless tire that’s been talked about for years. But now, after over a decade of developing Michelin has one ready to hit the market. Michelin Tweel Technologies is the division that’s responsible for the airless tire that’s intended only for UTV use right now.
Fox News Auto reports it’s a 26” airless radial tire. There’s no need for an air pressure system since there’s no air pressure. You never have to worry about getting a flat, and the tire can slightly move to conform whatever terrain it’s on. However, the maximum speed is only 37 mph and the tweels will cost you about $750 each. Do you think this technology will take off?