Jukka Kukkonen portrait

Jukka Kukkonen

Adjunct Faculty
OSS 228
By appointment
OSS 100
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul MN 55105


  • EV market dynamics
  • Business concept innovation
  • Energy industry transformation
  • Electrification
  • Training and organizational development

Career Highlights:

Jukka Kukkonen is an automotive engineer by training and worked as a technical trainer and area manager for Ford in Europe. In 2010 he founded PlugInConnect to focus on transportation electrification. Jukka has deep knowledge of the electric vehicle market and he specializes in market dynamics and real-life user perspectives. He has built programs for utility companies, condominium and apartment building charging, workplace charging, DC fast charging, outreach and education and smart grid integration. In 2012 he started the MN PEV Owners’ Circle, which has become one of the largest and most active regional plug-in vehicle owner groups in the nation. Jukka has also drawn on his automotive industry background to build and execute impactful auto dealer outreach, engagement and training programs.

Examples of current business partnerships and projects: Fresh EnergyMNCharging.org , Midwest EVOLVE projectMN PEV Owners’ Circle , EVSalesPro.com

PlugInConnect websites: PlugInConnect.comMultiHousingCharging.comWorkplaceCharging.com


In the fall of 2018 he will be teaching the “Electric Vehicle (EV) Market and Technologies” graduate course at the University of Saint Thomas. 


B.Sc. degree in Automotive Engineering and Production Economics from Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

Fall 2019 Courses

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J-Term 2020 Courses

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