Michelin at Goodwood with tires made from sustainable materials
The new, all-electric Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance drives Goodwood Festival of Speed on Michelin tires containing 53% sustainable materials.
Last August, during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Michelin revealed the new tire containing 46% sustainable materials that it had developed for GreenGT’s fuel cell electric racing prototype.
Porsche at Goodwood with Michelin tires made from sustainable materials
Today, Michelin has increased the proportion of biosourced and recycled raw materials to 53% for the tires it has supplied to Porsche, without compromising the levels of performance and safety that have long characterized its competition tires.
The sustainable raw materials that go into these tires range from natural rubber and carbon black recycled from used tires to orange and lemon peels, pine resin, sunflower oil and steel scrap. In line with its « Michelin In Motion » policy, Michelin plans to manufacture all of its tires exclusively from sustainable materials by 2050.
Beyond Porsche’s record at Goodwood, the German brand’s upcoming all-electric motorsport program will give Michelin the opportunity to evaluate its durable solutions in the extreme conditions associated with top-level racing.
The French company is indeed determined to accelerate the development of its technologies and their transfer to series tires for electric vehicles. The energy transition is a valuable lever for growth and a means of promoting its know-how and its capacity for innovation.
Matthieu Bonardel (Director, Michelin Motorsport)
Our close collaboration with Porsche on the new all-electric 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance racing car is concrete proof of the progress Michelin has made in the areas of sustainable materials and electromobility.
Just as it does in the FIA Formula E World Championship and the FIM MotoE World Cup for motorcycling, our involvement in the new all-electric championship alongside Porsche will allow us to accelerate the development of sustainable innovations. and finally accessible to all.