Finland receives EU funding for expanding the recharging network for electric cars

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 12.9.2023 9.00 | Published in English on 18.9.2023 at 15.58
Press release
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EU funding for expanding the recharging network for electric cars has been granted to Tesla’s subsidiary in Finland, Roadster Finland Oy.  Funding was granted within the Transport Programme of the Connecting Europe Facility, CEF. 

The goal of Tesla’s project is to build a public network of 24-hour recharging stations across the EU within the Trans-European Transport Network, TEN-T.    Public recharging points are available for all electric cars. The multinational project plans to introduce a total of 6,458 recharging points in 16 countries, including Finland. 

In Finland, Tesla applied for CEF funding for 32 charging points, of which 25 would be new and 7 would be existing ones to be updated and opened as high-power recharging points for all vehicles.  The points are to be located in the vicinity of the TEN-T network and will be high-power chargers of at least 250 kW.   

All in all, the project funding granted to Tesla amounts to EUR 133.78 million at most, provided that the project can be carried out as planned.   Finland’s share of that is EUR 5.3 million. 

The EU provides funding for building distribution infrastructure for electricity and gas, thus contributing to decarbonising transport along the TEN-T network. TEN-T links railways, inland waterways, roads and sea and air connections into a single transport network. 

In the fourth round of applications of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility, the European Commission allocated a total of EUR 352.1 million. The decision on granting the assistance was made by the Transport Programme Committee on 8 September 2023.

Next steps

The fifth round of CEF applications for the alternative fuels infrastructure will end on 10 November 2023. 


Marjukka Vihavainen-Pitkänen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 342 685, marjukka.vihavainen-pitkanen(at)