Frances Sprei

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

Frances Sprei’s research assess different personal mobility options, such as alternative fueled vehicles and electric vehicles as well as innovative mobility forms such as car sharing and ride sharing. Economic, political, technical and behavioral aspects are taken into account. Her research methods are interdisciplinary combining quantitative methods such as econometrics with qualitative methods such as interviews. She has been the co-chair of the Behavior Energy and Climate Change conference and received in 2010 the Jan-Eric Sundgren Award.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2017–2019

Charging behaviour and infrastructure need for plug-in electric vehicles

Frances Sprei Physical Resource Theory
Ahmet Mandev Physical Resource Theory 2
SHC

2017–2019

Parking norms and mobility services

Frances Sprei Physical Resource Theory
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2019

Future alternative transport fuels (Future Fuels)

Ingemar Denbratt Combustion
Karin Munch Combustion
Josefine Preuss Combustion
Maria Grahn Physical Resource Theory
Frances Sprei Physical Resource Theory
Sofia Poulikidou Physical Resource Theory
Julia Hansson Physical Resource Theory
Selma Brynolf Physical Resource Theory
Simon Harvey Energy Technology
Swedish Energy Agency

2017–2021

Mistra Carbon Exit

Daniel Johansson Physical Resource Theory
Frances Sprei Physical Resource Theory
Sonia Yeh Physical Resource Theory
Filip Johnsson Energy Technology
Mistra

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

2015–2017

Analysis of effects of free-floating car sharing services

Frances Sprei Physical Resource Theory
Swedish Energy Agency

2014–2015

A pre-study to prepare for interdisciplinary research on future alternative transportation fuels

Maria Grahn Physical Resource Theory
Frances Sprei Physical Resource Theory
Swedish Energy Agency

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Publications

2017

On the distribution of individual daily driving distances

Patrick Plötz, Niklas Jakobsson, Frances Sprei et al
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. Vol. 101, p. 213-227
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2017

Sustainable Transport Futures: Analysis of the Selected Methodologies Supporting the Planning Process towards Achieving Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Varvara Nikulina, Henrikke Baumann, David Simon et al
Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

A model for public fast charging infrastructure needs

T. Gnann, D. Goldbach, Niklas Jakobsson et al
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 8 (4), p. 933-944
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Can policy measures foster plug-in electric vehicle market diffusion?

P. Plötz, T. Gnann, Frances Sprei et al
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 8 (4), p. 783-791
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Can policy measures foster plug-in electric vehicle market diffusion?

P. Plötz, T. Gnann, Frances Sprei et al
EVS 2016 - 29th International Electric Vehicle Symposium; Montreal, Canada; 19 J-22 June 2016
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Bilpooler har potential även om de inte är fulländade i dag

Frances Sprei, Shiva Habibi, Stefan Pettersson et al
Aktuell Hållbarhet
Journal article - popular science
2016

The impact of car specifications, prices and incentives for battery electric vehicles in Norway: Choices of heterogeneous consumers

Y. J. Zhang, Z. Qian, Frances Sprei et al
Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. Vol. 69, p. 386-401
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

A Model for Public Fast Charging Infrastructure Needs

Till Gnann, Daniel Goldbach, Niklas Jakobsson et al
Electric Vehicle Symposium 29, Montreal, 2016-06-20
Conference paper - 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

Planning transport futures. Backcasting vs forecasting.

Varvara Nikulina, Henrikke Baumann, David Simon et al
7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITIONS
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Effectiveness of incentives on electric vehicle adoption in Norway

A.C. Mersky, Frances Sprei, C. Samaras et al
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 46, p. 56-68
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
2016

Hållbar utveckling - historia, definition och ingenjörens roll

Fredrik Hedenus, U. Martin Persson, Frances Sprei et al
Monograph, book - popular science
2016

Sustainable development - History, definitions and the role of the engineer

Fredrik Hedenus, U. Martin Persson, Frances Sprei et al
Monograph, book - popular science
2016

Motsatspar för att illustrera hållbarhetens mångfald: presentation av del av kursmaterial

Frances Sprei, Fredrik Hedenus, U. Martin Persson et al
KUL2016
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Reflective essays on sustainable development for computer science students

Frances Sprei,
KUL2016
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Impact of Car Specifications, Prices, and Incentives for Electric Vehicles in Norway: Choices of Heterogeneous Consumers

Yingjie Zhang, Zhen Qian, Frances Sprei et al
TRB 2016 Annual Meeting
Conference poster
2015

Trafikverket på kollisionskurs med klimatmålen

Magnus Blinge, Göran Finnveden, Mattias Höjer et al
Göteborgs Posten 2015-12-12
Journal/newspaper article
2015

Trafikverket på kollisionskurs med klimatmålen

Magnus Blinge, Göran Finnveden, Mattias Höjer et al
Göteborgs Posten
Journal article - popular science
2015

Can Car Sharing Facilitate A More Sustainable Car Purchase?

Frances Sprei, Diana Ginnebaugh,
ECEEE Proceeding to the 2015 Summer Study (paper No. 4-130-15)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Systems perspectives on alternative future transportation fuels

Stefan Heyne, Maria Grahn, Frances Sprei et al
Report
2014

Räcker subventioner för att få fart på försäljningen av elbilar?

Frances Sprei,
Perspektiv på eldrivna fordon 2014, p. 28-29
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
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

Policy incentives for market introduction of electric vehicles

Frances Sprei, C. Macharis, K. Lebeau et al
Systems Perspectives on Electromobility 2013, p. 150-160
Chapter in monograph, book
2013

Policy incentives for market introduction of electric vehicles

Frances Sprei, Cathy Macharis, Kenneth Lebeau et al
Systems perspectives on electromobility
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2013

Boom and bust of flex-fuel vehicles in Sweden

Frances Sprei,
ECEEE Summer study proceedings 2013 (4-169-13 Sprei)
Conference paper - 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

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
2011

Incentives impact on EV markets

Frances Sprei, David Bauner,
Report
2011

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

Frances Sprei, Mikael Wickelgren,
Energy Efficiency. Vol. 4 (2), p. 193-207
Scientific journal article - 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

Energy Efficiency Versus Gains in Consumer Amenities

Frances Sprei,
Doctoral thesis
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
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

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

Stagnating energy efficiency in the Swedish building sector--Economic and organisational explanations

Jonas Nässén, Frances Sprei, John Holmberg et al
Energy Policy. Vol. 36 (10), p. 3814-3822
Scientific journal article - 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

Policy Instruments - Policy pathways to promote eco-innovation, POPA-CTDA

Carlos Montalvo, Dan Strömberg, Patrick ten Brink 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

Challenges for end-use energy efficiency

Frances Sprei,
Licentiate thesis
2006

Towards a ”Smart Growth” Strategy for Sustainable Development

Fredrik Hedenus, Allan Larsson, Bo Samuelsson et al
Report
2006

Experiences from Energy Efficiency Policies in Sweden During the Last 30 Years - Looking at the Building Sector

Frances Sprei, Jonas Nässén, John Holmberg et al
Proceeding for 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

Energy Sector Background Study - POPA CTDA

Anders Ahlbäck, Dan Strömberg, Jonas Nässen et al
Report