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

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

Indicating and managing BEV range issues in two-car households

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

On the distribution of individual daily driving distances

Patrick Plötz, Niklas Jakobsson, Frances Sprei
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. Vol. 101, p. 213-227
Journal article
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
Journal article
2016

Planning transport futures. Backcasting vs forecasting.

Varvara Nikulina, Henrikke Baumann, David Simon et al
Paper in proceedings
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
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

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

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

Patrick Plötz, T. Gnann, Frances Sprei
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 8 (4), p. 783-791
Journal article
2016

A Model for Public Fast Charging Infrastructure Needs

Till Gnann, Daniel Goldbach, Niklas Jakobsson et al
Paper in proceedings
2016

Bilpooler har potential även om de inte är fulländade i dag

Frances Sprei, Shiva Habibi, Stefan Pettersson et al
Magazine article
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
Journal article
2016

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

Patrick Plötz, T. Gnann, Frances Sprei
Paper in proceedings
2016

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

Y. J. Zhang, Z.S. Qian, Frances Sprei et al
Tramsportation Research, Part C: Emerging Technologies. Vol. 69, p. 386-401
Journal article
2016

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

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

Hållbar utveckling - historia, definition och ingenjörens roll

Fredrik Hedenus, Martin Persson, Frances Sprei
Book
2016

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

Frances Sprei, Fredrik Hedenus, Martin Persson
Paper in proceedings
2016

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

Fredrik Hedenus, Martin Persson, Frances Sprei
Book
2015

Trafikverket på kollisionskurs med klimatmålen

Magnus Blinge, Göran Finnveden, Mattias Höjer et al
Göteborgs Posten
Magazine article
2015

Trafikverket på kollisionskurs med klimatmålen

Magnus Blinge, Göran Finnveden, Mattias Höjer et al
Magazine article
2015

Systems perspectives on alternative future transportation fuels

Stefan Heyne, Maria Grahn, Frances Sprei
Report
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)
Paper in proceedings
2014

Are electric vehicles better suited for multi-car households?

Niklas Jakobsson, Patrick Plötz, Till Gnann et al
Paper in proceedings
2014

On the distribution of individual daily vehicle driving distances

Patrick Plötz, Niklas Jakobsson, Frances Sprei et al
Paper in proceedings
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 - peer reviewed
2013

Policy incentives for market introduction of electric vehicles

Frances Sprei, Cathy Macharis, Kenneth Lebeau et al
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
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 - peer reviewed
2013

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

Lars Henrik Björnsson, Sten Karlsson, Frances Sprei
World Electric Vehicle Journal. Vol. 6 (4), p. 1021-1028
Journal article
2013

Boom and bust of flex-fuel vehicles in Sweden

Frances Sprei
ECEEE Summer study proceedings 2013 (4-169-13 Sprei)
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
2013

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

Lars Henrik Björnsson, Sten Karlsson, Frances Sprei
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

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
Journal article
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
Journal article
2010

Energy Efficiency Versus Gains in Consumer Amenities

Frances Sprei
Doctoral thesis
2010

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

Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
2009

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

Mikael Wickelgren, Frances Sprei, Sten Karlsson
Paper in proceedings
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
24th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition 2009, EVS 24; Stavanger; Norway; 13 May 2009 through 16 May 2009, p. 803-815
Conference contribution
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
2008

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

Jonas Nässén, Frances Sprei, John Holmberg
Energy Policy. Vol. 36 (10), p. 3814-3822
Journal article
2008

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

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

Challenges for end-use energy efficiency

Frances Sprei
Licentiate thesis
2007

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

Carlos Montalvo, Dan Strömberg, Patrick ten Brink 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
2006

Towards a ”Smart Growth” Strategy for Sustainable Development

Fredrik Hedenus, Allan Larsson, Bo Samuelsson et al
Report
2004

Energy Sector Background Study - POPA CTDA

Anders Ahlbäck, Dan Strömberg, Jonas Nässen et al
Report