International. Monroe Smart Suspension and Clevite elastomer products were selected for Rivian's light truck and SUV models.
Tenneco has been selected to provide intelligent suspension solutions and anti-vibration performance materials for U.S.-based electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian Automotive.
Tennecco's CVSA2/Kinetic H2 semi-active suspension technology, part of the Monroe Intelligent Suspension product portfolio, and Clevite elastomers made of NVH performance materials will be featured in the five-passenger Rivian R1T all-electric pickup truck and the seven-passenger R1S sport utility vehicle.
The R1T and R1S models will be equipped with Tenneco Clevite Elastomers front and rear suspension hubs. The R1T and R1S models will also be equipped with Tenneco Elastomers top mounts.
Rivian R1T and R1S models are equipped with Monroe Intelligent Suspension CVSA2/Kinetic H2 technology that provides continuously controlled damping along with advanced hydraulic roll control.
The suspension kinetic roll control system offers the driver excellent agility and handling comfort and offers exceptional off-road performance.
Monroe Intelligent Suspension CVSA2/Kinetic H2 technology eliminates the need for conventional anti-roll bars, the technology helps reduce vehicle weight and decouples single-wheel disturbances providing better contact with the road.
"Our global engineering teams have worked closely with Rivian and other vehicle manufacturers to achieve new driving performance and NVH reduction targets for hybrid and battery electric vehicles. We are very pleased that CVSA2/Kinetic technology has been chosen," said Henrik Johansson, Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Suspension Technologies.
"We are excited that Clevite Elastomers products will contribute to the success of Rivian's first two models," added Kathleen Pacheco, vice president and general manager of NVH Performance Materials.
One of several electronic suspension technologies available through Tenneco's Monroe Smart Suspension portfolio, the CVSA2/Kinetic H2 solution will be integrated with Rivian's flexible "skateboard" chassis, which also houses the vehicle's four engines, intelligent battery management system and other components.
Originally developed for sports models and hypercars, but now also available for lightweight truck platforms and high-performance SUVs, CVSA2/Kinetic H2 technology provides continuously controlled damping along with advanced hydraulic roll control.
The suspension kinetic roll control system offers the driver excellent agility and handling comfort and offers exceptional off-road performance. By eliminating the need for conventional stabilizer bars, the technology helps reduce vehicle weight and decouples disturbances from a single wheel, providing better contact with the road.
In addition, compared to other roll and damping control systems, the concept of kinetic interconnection consumes very little energy, which helps to extend the vehicle's range from the battery.