- May 29, 2023
If you’re planning to take your electric vehicle for a trip to the City of Pines, you can banish your range anxiety as there is now an EV charging station in the city.
The EV charging station, located in SM City Baguio, features the Tritium EV Charger from Emicor, SM Supermalls’ EV charging partner.
The charger can top up an average electric vehicle in just 30 minutes to an hour. It’s compatible with vehicles that are common in Europe, Australia, and South America, such as the Renault Zoe, Peugeot e-208, Porsche Taycan, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Ioniq, Audi e-tron, BMW i3, Jaguar I-PACE. It is also compatible with Japanese-made vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi Outlander.
“We are committed to making the shift towards sustainable and greener transportation more accessible to our kababayans,” SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan said. “That’s why we are making sure that we are installing more and more EV charging stations in SM Malls around the country. Now you can travel from North to South and back again, without worrying about where you can charge your vehicle because you can be sure that there’s an SM Mall with an EV charger near you.”
SM Supermalls, the first mall chain to establish in-mall e-Vehicle charging sites in the Philippines, has now made traveling e-nywhere more convenient because there’s a total of over 22 chargers installed in 16 malls located in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. More EV charging stations are expected to be installed in more malls before the end of 2022.
These charging stations are a result of SM Supermalls’ partnership with the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and the Department of Trade and Industry to accelerate the government’s renewable energy and sustainability initiatives.
Aside from this, the free EV charging stations further advances the Zero Emissions agenda of SM to increase the use of renewable energy to 50% by 2022 across all of its business segments, ahead of the national goal to be 35% renewable by 2030.