SPARCS City Forum: E-mobility Solutions for Positive Energy Districts in Nordic Cities


Location: Online

Join us for a transformative webinar on electric mobility solutions for positive energy districts, hosted by SPARCS City Forum on  Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 11:00 to 13:00 (CET). The event, inspired by the learnings and insights from the SPARCS brings to light the initiatives from the Lighthouse City of Espoo, Finland.

As cities across Europe aim to achieve climate and carbon neutrality in the coming decades, the urgency of adopting sustainable urban travel practices cannot be underestimated. Mobility is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore, innovative solutions are critical to mitigate the impact.

The webinar aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the solutions demonstrated in the SPARCS project, and initiate a lively discussion about their potential applications and replication in different contexts.

Through this forum, we aim to create a platform for knowledge sharing, learning, and discussing the pivotal role e-mobility can play in creating sustainable urban environments. We invite city officials, urban planners, and anyone interested in sustainable urban mobility to join us in this webinar.


  • 11:00 – Event start & Introduction to the topic by Jani Tartia, City of Espoo
  • 11:15 – Towards climate-neutral cities, led by Mari Hukkalainen, VTT
  • 11:35 – E-mobility integration to demand response, a discussion helmed by a representative from Siemens
  • 11:55 – Public charging solutions in Sello and Lippulaiva, presented by Joona Toyras, Plugit Finland
  • 12:15 – E-mobility hub charging demand simulation, elucidated by Mikaela Ranta, VTT
  • 12:35 – Q&A Session
  • 13:00 – Event concludes

We look forward to meeting you virtually on the 4th of April, 2024, and working together to accelerate the transition towards sustainable urban mobility in our cities.