DARMSTADT, Germany—Vibracoustic GmbH and chassis company Benteler International A.G. have created a joint venture to develop noise, vibration and ride harshness optimized chassis systems for electric vehicles. The partners hope to be able to provide front and rear-axel systems that meet the needs of OEMs.
"Electrification in the automotive industry is continuously progressing, driven by megatrends like sustainability, emission reductions as well as new mobility concepts," Vibracoustic said in a news release. "Car manufacturers have to speed up their development times."
The JV partners said the new collaboration is designed to help reduce development times by simplifying production. Shorter time to market and products that easily can be modified for a wide range of chassis will help with those goals, they said.
"To develop our e-mobility solutions according to the customers' needs, we use an agile, collaborative network approach with strategic partners like Vibracoustic," Marco Kollmeier, vice president of the Electro-Mobility business unit at Benteler Automotive said in a statement. "Thus we are able to provide customers with modular and tailor-made e-mobility solutions."
Vibracoustic noted that its microcelluar polyurethane NVH components will be included in the chassis systems developed as part of the joint venture.