Tenneco said it was providing intelligent suspension and anti-vibration performance materials for US-based electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian Automotive.

Tenneco’s CVSA2/Kinetic H2 semi-active suspension technology and NVH performance materials Clevite elastomers will be used in the R1T five passenger pickup and R1S seven passenger SUV.

“Our global engineering teams have worked closely with Rivian and other vehicle manufacturers to achieve new ride performance and NVH reduction targets for battery-electric and hybrid vehicles,” said Henrik Johansson, Tenneco VP and general manager advanced suspension technologies.

CVSA2/Kinetic H2 will be integrated with Rivian’s flexible “skateboard” chassis, which also houses the vehicle’s quad motors, intelligent battery management system and other components.

Originally developed for sport and hypercar models but now also available for performance SUV and light truck platforms, the technology provides continuously controlled damping along with advanced, hydraulic roll control. The roll control system offers the driver excellent handling agility and comfort and delivers exceptional off-road performance. By eliminating the need for conventional sway bars, the technology helps reduce vehicle weight and decouples single wheel disturbances providing better contact to the road.

The interlinkage concept consumes very little energy, thereby helping to extend battery vehicle range.

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R1T and R1S models will be equipped with Clevite Elastomers front and rear suspension bushings, top mounts and other parts, contributing to the vehicles’ smooth, quiet, comfortable ride dynamics. The products are engineered to provide premium, best-in-class performance in a full range of vehicle platforms and operating environments. By dramatically reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), these innovative elastomeric formulations and components help OEMs provide clearly differentiated ride quality and cabin comfort, the supplier claimed.