Tekes is the main public funding organisation for research and development (R & D) in Finland. Tekes funds industrial projects as well as projects in research organisations, and especially promotes innovative, risk-intensive projects. Tekes offers partners from abroad a gateway to the key technology players in Finland. As electric vehicles become more commonplace, a wholly new service business sector will emerge. Tekes' Electric Vehicle Systems Programme (EVE) is creating a new international community. It is aimed at companies and research institutes that work with electric vehicles and machinery and the components and systems used in them.This Consortium is developing urban structure, infrastructure and services more favourable and compatible with electric vehicles.