EVE - Electric Vehicle Systems

Last updated: 24 August 2021
EVE was a five-year programme for supporting piloting, testing and demonstration projects for electric vehicles between 2011-2015 managed by the Finnish public innovation agency Business Finland (formerly called Tekes). The programme was launched in context of slow electric vehicle development in Finland compared with other Nordic countries and had the goal of creating an electric mobility ecosystem and international business opportunities. Five research consortia were formed during the programme that focused on electric passenger traffic and services, electric commercial vehicles (ECV), testing services for EVs (EVELINA), testing environments for EVs (WintEVE) and ecological urban living. As a result of the programme, roughly ten new start-ups have been founded and existing companies have increased remarkably their business volume in international markets.