IJSRP, Volume 13, Issue 9, September 2023 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Morisho P. Jenny, Dr. Wanjau Wa kabecha
The automotive industry is experiencing a transformative shift to address energy efficiency and reduced emissions. The adoption of lightweight materials, including light alloys, high-strength steel, and composites, emerges as a pivotal strategy to enhance energy efficiency and structural design. This review paper explores the properties, opportunities, challenges, and future prospects of lightweight materials in automotive engineering. Lightweight materials offer advantages such as improved fuel economy, enhanced performance, and recyclability while challenges include energy-intensive production, manufacturing costs, material integration, recycling complexities, and safety considerations.