About the founder
Jukka Kukkonen is the founder of PlugInConnect, a Minnesota based electric vehicle market and technology consulting firm. He has helped organizations to build successful strategies for the rapidly developing PEV market in the areas of apartment, condominium, workplace and DC fast charging. Jukka has given dozens of EV presentations and workshops since 2010. He has trained various stakeholders from architects and auto salespeople to utility company personnel and public utility commission staff. In 2012 he started the MN PEV Owners Circle that has grown to become one of the largest and most active regional plug-in vehicle owner groups in the nation. He also manages EV programs for Fresh Energy. In 2012, Jukka was honored with a Certificate of Recognition from Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton's office for his work with the EV market in Minnesota, and in 2013 he received the Sustainable St Paul Award.
Jukka Kukkonen earned his B.Sc. degree in Automotive Engineering and Production Economics from Turku University of Applied Sciences. Before the electric vehicle era, Jukka worked for Ford Europe in technical training and dealership business management.
PlugInConnect,LLC is an EV market and technologies consulting company based in Minnesota. PIC offers training and consulting in the areas of EV market and technologies, charging infrastructure, renewable charging solutions, Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technologies, commercial plug-in vehicles, and EV related product and business strategies. PlugInConnect, LLC has provided education and/or consulting services to numerous companies and organizations. The PlugInConnect business portfolio also includes the websites WorkplaceCharging.com and MultiHousingCharging.com.