The focus of the conference is technology, systems and businesses of electric commercial vehicles, especially electric buses. We offer international networking, information exchange and reviewing recent scientific results, practical experiences and strategic plans in these emerging technologies and businesses. The programme is composed of invited speeches and papers from technical review of the ECV network. We hope to create an open exchange and a marketplace for discussions. The target audience of the event is cities, transport authorities, vehicle operators, equipment and vehicle manufacturers, service providers as well as research and academia. Organised by VTT and sponsored by Nordic Energy Research, Tekes and Finpro.



The ECV final seminar runs from May 11th at 09:00 until May 12th at 16:30.

The Nordic Electric Bus Initiatives 2 runs from May 11th at 13:00 until May 12th at 16:30.

One registration covers combined access and participation in both events. The attendance capacity is limited to 200 persons; therefore your registration is valid only after you have received a confirmation of the enrolment.

To discuss Nordic Energy Research travel support for public Nordic participants, please contact the organisers.

Please find the provisional programme and updates at:

REGISTRATION by 30.4.2016: iorCGLKz1o

Side event and market dialogue: “pitching”

We welcome additional contributions and presentations! During the event, VTT is offering the possibility for service and technology provides to book a time to additional “side pitching session” that are held parallel to the main event. The purpose of the pitching sessions is to present the developed products and services related to electric buses and systems, commercial vehicles, working machines, such as electric bus system design and optimisation, charging equipment technologies and charging services. The pitching sessions are commercial in nature and stimulate industry market dialogue. This is also an opportunity to test the market pull of the products and services as well as an opportunity to develop and refine them. The time and place of the pitching sessions will be announced later.

Please reserve your 10-15 minute time slot in advance for the pitching session followed by 10-15 minute Q&A. Questions and reservations on the pitching sessions should be directed to:

A limited space to bring roll-ups and materials is available. Also, two meeting rooms will be available to arrange related smaller side-meetings. To book these, please send a note to:

Practical information:
Venue: Finpro Auditorium, Porkkalankatu 2, Helsinki, Finland

Transport connections from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport:

  • Taxi to the City Centre (20 – 30 min and price around 50 €)
  • Airport taxi (price about 30 €); takes several passengers to the desired address and is somewhat slower (10-15 min) than the first option
  • Finnair City Bus to Helsinki centre (price about 6,20 €)
  • Regional Buses or Train to the Centre of Helsinki (price about 5,50 €,

Maximum number of participants: 200. The conference is free of charge. A dinner will be arranged on the evening of May 11th (cost 100€). Hotel rooms have been pre-booked. Please choose a hotel from below and book your room:

Holiday Inn Helsinki West Ruoholahti
(Ruoholahti, 5 min walk from the conference venue)

Sulhasenkuja 3, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

Tel. +358 (0)9 4152 1000, Fax +358 (0)9 4152 1299, E-mail:
Room for 1-person: 97,50 EUR / night
Room for 2-persons: 98,00 EUR / night
The price includes a buffet-breakfast, customer sauna, free Wi-Fi and free use of the gym and tax.

Please remember to mention the booking code “VTT ALLOTMENT” when you make the booking!

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
(city centre, 20 min walk from the conference venue, 9 min by bus)

Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Bookings: Sokos Hotels Sales Service Phone: 020–1234 600, E-mail:
Standard room for 1-person: 122 EUR / night
Standard room for 2-persons: 137 EUR / night
The price includes a buffet-breakfast, customer sauna, free Wi-Fi and tax.

Please remember to mention the booking code “VTT” when you make the booking!

More information:
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Jenni Pippuri, tel. +358 414550427,
Mikko Pihlatie, tel. +358 400430395,