Tenneco, a global supplier of ride performance and clean air products and systems, is supplying suspension components for the new Jaguar I-PACE all-electric luxury crossover SUV.
The Jaguar I-Pace was revealed as 2019 European Car of the Year in a ceremony on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show.
The vehicle features Tenneco’s passive front and rear dampers and coil and air spring suspension modules, engineered to improve ride performance and stability.
Neville Rudd, senior vice president, Tenneco global ride control, said: “Our innovative suspension modules, like those featured on the new Jaguar I-PACE, are designed to meet each vehicle’s ride and handling targets as well as specific packaging requirements.
“These suspension modules incorporate designs and materials that offer important benefits for all-electric vehicles such as lightweight, underbody space savings and simplified vehicle integration.”
Reducing overall vehicle weight is critical to the efficient operation of electric powertrains, which can be heavier compared to traditional internal combustion engine powertrains.
Tenneco’s suspension modules include plastic spring seats, an aluminium top mount and other lightweight components that can help offset the weight of electric motors and batteries, which increases vehicle efficiency.
Tenneco will supply the I-Pace’s suspension components and modules from its manufacturing facilities in Sint-Truiden, Belgium (front passive dampers); Hodkovice, Czech Republic (rear passive dampers and rear modules); and Birmingham, UK (front air and coil module assembly).
The company is a global manufacturer and marketer of aftermarket, ride performance, clean air and powertrain products and technology solutions for markets including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial and the aftermarket.
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