Sten Karlsson

Docent at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Sten Karlsson's research is currently devoted to energy efficiency and transition towards fossil free transportation, with a focus on various aspects of electromobility. These analyses have among other things involved development and exploration of a number of databases for vehicle movements.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2014–2017

An electric car in the two-car household – Use and adaptation

Sten Karlsson Physical Resource Theory
Frances Sprei Physical Resource Theory
Niklas Jakobsson Physical Resource Theory
Lars Henrik Björnsson Physical Resource Theory
Swedish Energy Agency

2012–2014

Measurement and analysis of vehicle movements among potential early adopters of electric vehicles

Sten Karlsson Physical Resource Theory
Swedish Energy Agency

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Publications

2017

Circumventing limitation to transport efficiency – the electric car in two-car households

Sten Karlsson,
Proceedings of ECEEE Summer study on Energy Efficient, 29 May -3 June 2017, Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

The potential for a BEV in the two-car household

Sten Karlsson,
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 8 (4), p. 889-900
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

How are driving patterns adjusted to the use of a battery electric vehicle in two-car households?

Niklas Jakobsson, Sten Karlsson, Frances Sprei et al
Electric Vehicle Symposium 29, Montreal, 2016-06-20. Vol. 2, p. 1021-1030
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

The potential for a BEV in the two-car household

Sten Karlsson,
Proceedings of EVS29 Symposium, June 19-22, 2016, Montréal, Canada. Vol. 2, p. 1442-1453
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

The potential for brake energy regeneration under Swedish conditions

Lars-Henrik Björnsson, Sten Karlsson,
Applied Energy. Vol. 168, p. 75-84
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Are multi-car households better suited for battery electric vehicles? - Driving patterns and economics in Sweden and Germany

Niklas Jakobsson, Till Gnann, Patrick Plötz et al
Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. Vol. 65, p. 1-15
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles: How individual movement patterns affect battery requirements, the potential to replace conventional fuels, and economic viability

Lars-Henrik Björnsson, Sten Karlsson,
Applied Energy. Vol. 143, p. 336-347
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Elbilar och körmönster, ett problem?

Sten Karlsson,
Perspektiv på eldrivna fordon 2014, p. 22-23
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

Hur energieffektiva är elbilar?

Sten Karlsson,
Perspektiv på eldrivna fordon 2014, p. 14-15
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

Nyttiggörande av överskottsel: fallet elektrobränslen

Maria Grahn, Maria Taljegård, Jimmy Ehnberg et al
Perspektiv på förnybar el 2014, p. 26-27
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

Utilising excess power: the case of electrofuels for transport

Maria Grahn, Maria Taljegård, Jimmy Ehnberg et al
Systems Perspectives on Renewable Power 2014, p. 128-137
Chapter in monograph, book
2014

On the distribution of individual daily vehicle driving distances

Patrick Plötz, Niklas Jakobsson, Frances Sprei et al
European Electric Vehicle Congress Brussels, Belgium, 3rd - 5th December 2014
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Are electric vehicles better suited for multi-car households?

Niklas Jakobsson, Patrick Plötz, Till Gnann et al
European Electric Vehicle Congress Brussels, Belgium, 3rd - 5th December 2014
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Commuter Route Optimized Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Viktor Larsson, Lars Johannesson, Bo Egardt et al
IEEE transactions on intelligent transportation systems. Vol. 15 (3), p. 1145-1154
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

GPS measurement of Swedish car movements for assessment of possible electrification

Sten Karlsson, Lars-Henrik Kullingsjö,
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 6 (4), p. 955-968
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Conflicting interests in defining an 'optimal' battery size when introducing the PHEV?

Lars-Henrik Kullingsjö, Sten Karlsson, Frances Sprei et al
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 6 (4), p. 1021-1028
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

The possibility for energy regeneration by electrification in Swedish car driving

Lars-Henrik Kullingsjö, Sten Karlsson,
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 6 (2), p. 373-379
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Conflicting interests in defining an 'optimal' battery size when introducing the PHEV?

Lars-Henrik Kullingsjö, Sten Karlsson, Frances Sprei et al
27th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2014; Barcelona; Spain; 17 November 2013 through 20 November 2013, p. Art. no. 6915025
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

GPS measurement of Swedish car movements for assessment of possible electrification

Sten Karlsson, Lars-Henrik Kullingsjö,
27th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2014, Barcelona, Spain, 17-20 November 2013, p. Art. no. 6914892
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

The possibility for energy regeneration by electrification in Swedish car driving

Lars-Henrik Kullingsjö, Sten Karlsson,
27th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS27; Barcelona; Spain; 17 November 2013 through 20 November 2013, p. Art. no. 6914801
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Electric vehicles and intermittent electricity production

Christopher Saunders, Lisa Göransson, David Steen et al
Systems Perspectives on Electromobility 2013, p. 101-115
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

How energy efficient is electrified transport?

Sten Karlsson, Duncan Kushnir,
Systems Perspectives on Electromobility 2013, p. 45-59
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Electric vehicles and driving patterns

Sten Karlsson, Lars-Henrik Kullingsjö,
Systems Perspectives on Electromobility 2013, p. 116-128
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Shifting fuels, downsizing or both? The Swedish example

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson,
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 18 (1), p. 62-69
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Energy efficiency versus gains in consumer amenities—An example from new cars sold in Sweden

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson,
Energy Policy. Vol. 53, p. 490-499
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

The Swedish car movement data project

Lars-Henrik Kullingsjö, Sten Karlsson,
Proceedings to EEVC Brussels, Belgium, November 19-22, 2012
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2012

Electrification potential of the car – an estimate from a mid-size Swedish town

Sten Karlsson, Emma Jonson,
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 4, p. 82-90
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Estimating the PHEV potential in Sweden using GPS derived movement patterns for representative privately driven cars

Lars-Henrik Kullingsjö, Sten Karlsson,
Proceedings to EVS26, Los Angeles, May 6-9 2012. Vol. 2, p. 1153-1161
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2012

Concrete vs. wood in buildings - An energy system approach

Jonas Nässén, Fredrik Hedenus, Sten Karlsson et al
Building and Environment. Vol. 51, p. 361-369
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Linking mobile and stationary energy system: potential for plug-in hybrid vehicles

Sten Karlsson,
F Johnsson (ed.) et al. European energy pathways – Pathways to sustainable European energy systems, p. 147-155
Chapter in monograph, book
2011

The importance of car movement data for determining design, viability and potential of PHEVs

Sten Karlsson, Emma Jonson,
Proceedings of International Advanced Mobility Forum (IAMF) 2011, March 8-9, 2011, Geneva Switzerland
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2011

Development of a Low Cost Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter for Electric Mobility

Jacob W Foster, Reza Ghorbani, Pierre Garambois et al
Proceedings of World Renewable Energy Congress 2011, 8-11 May 2011, Linköping, Sweden
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

The effect of PHEV battery range distributions on competitiveness: Implications for design strategy and energy-efficiency policy

Sten Karlsson, Emma Jonson,
proceedings of Energy efficiency first: The foundation of a low-carbon society, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) 2011 Summer Study 6–11 June 2011 Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

New sold cars in Sweden 2007 – is a new trend materializing?

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson,
Proceedings of the 12th WCTR, Lisbon, Portugal
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

What is required for the viability of metal recovery from municipal solid-waste incineration fly ash? - Design and assessment of a process plant for copper extraction

Sten Karlsson, Patrik Carlsson, Daniel Åberg et al
Proceedings of LINNAEUS ECOTECH'10 Nov 22-24, 2010, Kalmar, Sweden , p. 463-474
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2010

Electrification potential of the car – estimate from a mid-size Swedish town

Emma Jonson, Sten Karlsson,
25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition: Sustainable Mobility Revolution, EVS 2010; Shenzhen; China; 5 November 2010 through 9 November 2010
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

G4V: Impact and possibilities of a mass introduction of electrified vehicles on the electricity networks in Europe

Sten Karlsson, Thomas Wiedemann,
25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition: Sustainable Mobility Revolution, EVS 2010; Shenzhen; China; 5 November 2010 through 9 November 2010
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

The Swedish car movement data project – rationale, methodology and first results

Sten Karlsson,
25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition: Sustainable Mobility Revolution, EVS 2010; Shenzhen; China; 5 November 2010 through 9 November 2010
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in a regional wind-thermal power system

Lisa Göransson, Sten Karlsson, Filip Johnsson et al
Energy Policy. Vol. 38 (10), p. 5482-5492
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Cost-effective energy carriers for transport - the role of the energy supply system in a carbon-constrained world

Fredrik Hedenus, Sten Karlsson, Christian Azar et al
International journal of hydrogen energy. Vol. 35 (10), p. 4638-4651
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles as Regulating Power Providers - Case Studies of Sweden and Germany

Sara-Linnea Andersson, Anna Elofsson, Matthias Galus et al
Energy policy. Vol. 38 (6), p. 2751-2762
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Optimal size of PHEV batteries from a consumer perspective – estimation using car movement data and implications for data harvesting

Sten Karlsson,
WEVA World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 3
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2009

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as a mean to reduce CO2 emissions from electricity production

Lisa Göransson, Sten Karlsson, Filip Johnsson et al
proceedings of EVS24, May 13-16, 2009, Stavanger, Norway.
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Requirements for change in consumer car buying practices - observations from Sweden

Mikael Wickelgren, Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson et al
Paper for the ECEEE (European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) 2009 Summer Study, 1–6 June 2009, La Colle sur Loup, Côte d'Azur, France.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Optimal size of PHEV batteries from a consumer perspective – estimation using car movement data and implications for data harvesting

Sten Karlsson,
EVS 24 Towards Zero Emissions, Stavanger, Norway. May 13-16 2009
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

The transportation energy carrier of the future. System interactions between the transportation and stationary sectors in a carbon constrained world

Fredrik Hedenus, Sten Karlsson, Christian Azar et al
EVS24 Towards Zero Emissions. Stavanger, Norway. May 13-16 2009
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2008

The role of market and technical downsizing in reducing carbon emissions from the Swedish new car fleet

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson,
Energy Efficiency. Vol. 1 (2), p. 107-120
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Better performance or lower fuel consumption. Technological development in the Swedish new-car fleet 1975-2002.

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson, John Holmberg et al
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 13 (2), p. 75-85
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Biokombi Rya - Biobränsleförgasning satt i system

Ingrid Nyström, Erik Ahlgren, Eva Andersson et al
Report
2007

Biokombi Rya - slutrapporter från ingående delprojekt

Erik Ahlgren, Eva Andersson, Erik Axelsson et al
Report
2007

The relation between technological and market development– its effects on fuel efficiency in the Swedish new car fleet.

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson,
Proceeding of the 11th World Conference on Transport Research, June 24-28, 2007, Berkeley CA
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Improved fuel consumption through downsizing. Rhetoric or reality? An analysis of the Swedish new car fleet.

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson,
Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Transport Research, June 24-28, 2007, Berkeley CA
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

The role of market and technical downsizing in reducing carbon emissions from the Swedish new car fleet

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson,
”Saving energy – just do it!”, conference procedings of eceee 2007 summer study, 4-9 June 2007, La Colle sur Loup, France. Vol. 4, p. 1661-1671
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Plug-ins – a viable efficiency option?

Sten Karlsson, Angel Ramirez,
”Saving energy – just do it!”, conference procedings of eceee 2007 summer study, 4-9 June 2007, La Colle sur Loup, France, p. 1811-1821
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2006

Dematerialization of the metals turnover

Sten Karlsson,
Sustainable Metals Management. Securing Our Future - Steps Towards a Closed Loop Economy
Chapter in monograph, book
2005

The societal metabolism.

Sten Karlsson, John Holmberg,
H. Brattebö (ed), Introduction to industrial ecology, MIT Press
Chapter in monograph, book
2004

Future Redistribution of Cadmium to Arable Swedish Soils A Substance Stock Analysis

Sten Karlsson, Fredrik Fredrikson, John Holmberg et al
Journal of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 8 (4), p. 41-57
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1999

Modellering av omsättningen av biomassa i det globala matsystemet

Stefan Wirsenius, Sten Karlsson,
Report - popular science
1999

A regionalized biophysically based model for the turnover of biomass and enteric methane emissions in the global food system

Stefan Wirsenius, Sten Karlsson,
Non-CO2 Greenhouse gases: Scientific Understanding, Control and Implementation, p. 149-150
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1998

Materials constraints in a global energy scenario based on thin-film solar cells

Björn A. Andersson, Christian Azar, John Holmberg et al
Energy in the International Journal. Vol. 23, p. 407-411
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1996

Global biomass requirement. Sustainable use of lead?

Sten Karlsson, Göran Berndes, Stefan Wirsenius et al
Report
1994

Materials Flows: On the metabolism of the industrial society in a sustainability perspective

Sten Karlsson, Christian Azar, Karl-Erik Eriksson et al
Report
1990

Energy, entropy and exergy in the atmosphere

Sten Karlsson,
Doctoral thesis