SM Supermalls has added 11 more in-mall charging stations for e-vehicles (EV) around NCR. These charging stations support US and EU e-vehicle brands such as Audi, BMW, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, among others.
The Podium and SM Southmall has two Wallbox Pulsar Plus 7.4KW AC chargers, while SM City Valenzuela, SM City Grand Central, SM City Fairview, SM City Manila, SM City San Lazaro, SM City Sta. Mesa, SM City Marikina, SM City Bicutan, and SM City BF Parañaque have one each.
Last April, the mall chain launched the first ever free in-mall EV charging stations in the country at SM Aura, SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Megamall—just as when the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act became law.
The launch of the EV charging stations is a product of SM Supermalls’ continuous partnership with the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and Department of Trade and Industry in assisting the government in accelerating its renewable energy and sustainability initiatives.
As of 2020, there are 12,965 registered EVs in the Philippines.