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

The variation of BEV energy use and range with climate and driving behaviour in real driving in Sweden

Sten Karlsson, Niklas Jakobsson, Frances Sprei
Conference contribution
2017

What are the value and implications of two-car households for the electric car?

Sten Karlsson
Tramsportation Research, Part C: Emerging Technologies. Vol. 81, p. 1-17
Journal article
2017

Indicating and managing BEV range issues in two-car households

Frances Sprei, Niklas Jakobsson, Sten Karlsson
Paper in proceedings
2017

What are the value and implications of two-car households for the electric car?

Sten Karlsson
Tramsportation Research, Part C: Emerging Technologies. Vol. 81, p. 1-17
Journal article
2016

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

Sten Karlsson, Niklas Jakobsson, Frances Sprei et al
Tramsportation Research, Part C: Emerging Technologies. Vol. 65, p. 1-15
Journal article
2016

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

Sten Karlsson, Niklas Jakobsson, Till Gnann et al
Tramsportation Research, Part C: Emerging Technologies. Vol. 65, p. 1-15
Journal article
2016

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

Niklas Jakobsson, Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson
Electric Vehicle Symposium 29, Montreal, 2016-06-20. Vol. 2, p. 1021-1030
Paper in proceedings
2016

The potential for brake energy regeneration under Swedish conditions

Sten Karlsson, Lars Henrik Björnsson
Applied Energy. Vol. 168, p. 75-84
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
2016

The potential for a BEV in the two-car household

Sten Karlsson
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 8 (4), p. 889-900
Journal article
2014

Are electric vehicles better suited for multi-car households?

Frances Sprei, Patrick Plötz, Till Gnann et al
Paper in proceedings
2014

On the distribution of individual daily vehicle driving distances

Niklas Jakobsson, Frances Sprei, Patrick Plötz et al
Paper in proceedings
2014

Utilising excess power: the case of electrofuels for transport

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

Nyttiggörande av överskottsel: fallet elektrobränslen

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

Hur energieffektiva är elbilar?

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

Commuter Route Optimized Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Bo Egardt, Sten Karlsson, Viktor Larsson et al
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Vol. 15 (3), p. 1145-1154
Journal article
2014

Elbilar och körmönster, ett problem?

Sten Karlsson
Perspektiv på eldrivna fordon 2014, p. 22-23
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Electric vehicles and intermittent electricity production

Lisa Göransson, Marina Papatriantafilou, Sten Karlsson et al
Systems Perspectives on Electromobility 2013, p. 101-115
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

The possibility for energy regeneration by electrification in Swedish car driving

Sten Karlsson, Lars Henrik Björnsson
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 6 (2), p. 373-379
Journal article
2013

The possibility for energy regeneration by electrification in Swedish car driving

Sten Karlsson, Lars Henrik Björnsson
27th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS27; Barcelona; Spain; 17 November 2013 through 20 November 2013, p. Art. no. 6914801-
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Lars Henrik Björnsson, Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 6 (4), p. 1021-1028
Journal article
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

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

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

Sten Karlsson, Frances Sprei
Energy Policy. Vol. 53, p. 490-499
Journal article
2013

GPS measurement of Swedish car movements for assessment of possible electrification

Sten Karlsson, Lars Henrik Björnsson
27th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2014, Barcelona, Spain, 17-20 November 2013, p. Art. no. 6914892-
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson, Lars Henrik Björnsson
27th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2014; Barcelona; Spain; 17 November 2013 through 20 November 2013, p. Art. no. 6915025-
Paper in proceedings
2013

GPS measurement of Swedish car movements for assessment of possible electrification

Lars Henrik Björnsson, Sten Karlsson
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 6 (4), p. 955-968
Journal article
2013

Shifting fuels, downsizing or both? The Swedish example

Sten Karlsson, Frances Sprei
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 18 (1), p. 62-69
Journal article
2012

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

Emma Jonson, Sten Karlsson
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 4 (1), p. 82-90
Journal article
2012

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

Sten Karlsson, Lars Henrik Björnsson
Proceedings to EVS26, Los Angeles, May 6-9 2012. Vol. 2, p. 1153-1161
Conference contribution
2012

The Swedish car movement data project

Lars Henrik Björnsson, Sten Karlsson
Conference contribution
2012

Concrete vs. wood in buildings - An energy system approach

John Holmberg, Sten Karlsson, Fredrik Hedenus et al
Building and Environment. Vol. 51, p. 361-369
Journal article
2011

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

Jacob W Foster, Emma Jonson, Sten Karlsson et al
Paper in proceedings
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
2010

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

Sten Karlsson, Frances Sprei
Paper in proceedings
2010

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

Filip Johnsson, Lisa Göransson, Sten Karlsson
Energy Policy. Vol. 38 (10), p. 5482-5492
Journal article
2010

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

Matthias Galus, Filip Johnsson, Anna Katarina Elofsson et al
Energy Policy. Vol. 38 (6), p. 2751-2762
Journal article
2010

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

Fredrik Hedenus, Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson et al
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Vol. 35 (10), p. 4638-4651
Journal article
2010

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

Sten Karlsson, Emma Jonson
Paper in proceedings
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

Daniel Åberg, Patrik Carlsson, Britt-Marie Steenari et al
Proceedings of LINNAEUS ECOTECH'10 Nov 22-24, 2010, Kalmar, Sweden, p. 463-474
Conference contribution
2009

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

Frances Sprei, Mikael Wickelgren, Sten Karlsson
Paper in proceedings
2009

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

Lisa Göransson, Filip Johnsson, Sten Karlsson
Conference contribution
2009

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

Sten Karlsson
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 3
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2008

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

John Holmberg, Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 13 (2), p. 75-85
Journal article
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
Journal article
2007

Biokombi Rya - slutrapporter från ingående delprojekt

Erik Marcus Kristian Axelsson, Daniel Ingman, Åsa Löfgren et al
Report
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
Paper in proceedings
2007

Biokombi Rya - Biobränsleförgasning satt i system

Elsa Fahlén, Erik Ahlgren, Åsa Löfgren et al
Report
2007

Plug-ins – a viable efficiency option?

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

Dematerialization of the metals turnover

Sten Karlsson
Chapter in monograph, book
2005

The societal metabolism.

John Holmberg, Sten Karlsson
Chapter in monograph, book
2004

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

Sten Karlsson, Fredrik Fredrikson, John Holmberg
Journal of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 8 (4), p. 41-57
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
1998

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

Sten Karlsson, Christian Azar, Björn Sandén et al
Energy in the International Journal. Vol. 23, p. 407-411
Journal article
1996

Global biomass requirement. Sustainable use of lead?

Göran Berndes, Stefan Wirsenius, Sten Karlsson
Report
1994

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

Karl-Erik Eriksson, Kristian Lindgren, Christian Azar et al
Report
1990

Energy, entropy and exergy in the atmosphere

Sten Karlsson
Doctoral thesis