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Challenge / Goal

The City of Turku tested eight light electric vehicles (LEVs), including e-bikes and e-scooters, in parallel to awareness raising actions for e-mobility in different city municipal departments.

The measure tests and promotes e-mobility solutions and sustainable means of transportation, carefully taking into account Turku's Sustainable Urban Mobility Strategy and other relevant strategic decisions of the city. Furthermore, the measure supports the city of Turku's target of becoming carbon neutral by 2029.


Different types of electric vehicles (e-bikes, e-scooters, e-kick scooters) are tested together with awareness-raising actions in this one-year e-mobility pilot.

The pilot is being implemented by various municipal departments. In the pilot, the employees of the city of Turku get to test what it is like to use LEVs for everyday travel.

For the pilot eight e-vehicles meeting different mobility needs were selected to be tested by city staff. The vehicles will be leased from three different suppliers. The aim of the pilot was to experiment with 10 different electrically powered vehicles. After two bidding rounds, offers were received from eight providers of LEVs. The number of vehicles was considered as a reasonable number to start the implementation of the pilot. Two more vehicles will be added to the test fleet as soon as suitable providers will be found.

The goal of the pilot is to get about 200 user experiences from LEVs and increase the knowledge of e-mobility among the city’s staff, in general. The LEVs were tested in approximately 24 city units during the year-long pilot. 

Staff participating in the pilot receive their LEV for personal use for two weeks. They are expected to use the vehicle to commute, travel during the workday and during their spare time. During the two week period, the testers can use the vehicle as if it were their own.

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Time Period

Planing Time: 0.5 - 1 years

Implementation Time: 0.5 - 1 years

City of Turku, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Regional Council of Southwest Finland

Service Providers

Municipal departments, local suppliers

End User

City staff


    Main Benefits

  • Increasing share of renewables,

  • Reducing use of fossils,

  • Reducing local air pollution,

  • Reducing GHG Emissions,

  • Enabling new business opportunities,