Smart Infrastructures for Electric Mobility in Built Environments


An Aalto University project funded by the Tekes Sustainable Community programme, 01/2010-04/2012

SIMBe started with a broad stakeholder value analysis, involving industry, public authorities and end users. In the concept modelling and simulation phase, market-, traffic- and technology assessments as well as new and existing services were integrated into concepts for strategic business models and earning logics.

Further outputs include an infrastructure blueprint as well as guidelines for market transition, uncertainty management and entry into market. Read more about our scientific results...


Challenges addressed

  • What are the barriers to e-mobility in Finland?
  • How can companies participate in e-mobility?
  • What is the role of the public sector?

Solutions proposed

  • Join e-mobility value network and collaborate
  • Integrate smart grids, renewable power, sustainable housing, user communities etc.
  • Launch initial e-bus, e-van and e-car fleets


  • E-mobility contributes to sustainable mobility
  • E-mobility as a major Finnish export article


  • Car, energy and charging infrastructure suppliers
  • Charging (information), parking, maintenance, mobility and end user service providers
  • E-car owners (business, public and private)


Industrial Participants

Helsingin Energia, S Group, Nokia Siemens Networks, Finnish Parking Association, European Batteries Oy and various e-car service providers

City of Helsinki

Aalto University Departments

  • Lead: Industrial Engineering and Management: Raphael Giesecke, Pekka Malinen
  • New Energy Technologies: Prof. Peter Lund
  • Electrical Engineering: Prof. Matti Lehtonen
  • Transportation Engineering: Iisakki Kosonen


Further information

Project Director Raphael Giesecke, Raphael.Giesecke [at]
tel. +358 50 5234132

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