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History of the 2CV Prior to 1947

History of the 2CV Prior to 1947

Hagerty just published an excellent account of the development of the TPV (short for très petite voiture) — the prototype of the 2CV.It goes into great detail as to how Michelin encouraged it's development to sell their tires in France, Pierre Boulanger's directive to Citroën engineeers, the li ...
Michelin and Faurecia to Invest 140 Million Euros in Symbio Hydrogen Mobility Joint Venture

Michelin and Faurecia to Invest 140 Million Euros in Symbio Hydrogen Mobility Joint Venture

When Michelin took over the bankrupt Citroën company in 1935, they believed the effort the company had put into engineering the Traction Avant poised it for a profitable future.They were correct, by 1937 Citroën had ramped up production and was making money.These days, Michelin is intrigued by th ...
Michelin Debuts Their Next Generation Airless Tire

Michelin Debuts Their Next Generation Airless Tire

It’s like Michelin took inspiration from Citroën with the chevron structure of their new airless tire.Michelin says their new design called ‘Uptis’ (unique puncture-proof tyre system) is a production-ready version of the Tweel system that can sufficiently replicate the characteristics of a n ...
Michelin Tweel Wheels in Practical Use

Michelin Tweel Wheels in Practical Use

We first covered this innovative airless tire wheel technology from Michelin back in the Spring of 2010 and did an update article in November of 2014.  (https://citroenvie.com/michelin-talks-tweel-for-north-america/).  However, we had not seen it in practical use – until now. While recen ...
New tires for H Van Dilemma

New tires for H Van Dilemma

by George Dyke..... Welcome to one of the foibles of owning an H Van.   The original 400 mm rims are unique to the H Van and require a 17R400 tire, not something you are going to find readily available in North America. A Google search for a Michelin 17R400 tire will indicate tha ...
The DS Centipede – 10 Wheeled Tire Testing Monster

The DS Centipede – 10 Wheeled Tire Testing Monster

In 1972, Michelin needed a way of testing its truck tires at high speed, but was worried about the danger involved with big-rig blowouts.  The answer was this massively modified Citroën DS.Its official name is the Poids Lourd Rapide, which loosely translates as the 'fast truck,' but the French nic ...
Michelin Talks Tweel for North America

Michelin Talks Tweel for North America

ABC News today ran an article profiling Michelin North America's chairman Pete Selleck, and the company’s new airless tire called Tweel. Pete SelleckWhile we first covered the the technology back in the Spring of 2010 in Citroënvie, in today’s story Mr. Selleck discussed specific applications ...

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