SM Supermalls powers up sustainability efforts, installs e-Vehicle charging stations in NCR malls
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SM Supermalls powers up sustainability efforts, installs e-Vehicle charging stations in NCR malls

/ 07:11 PM April 29, 2022

SM Supermalls has deployed the first ever in-mall free charging stations in the Philippines for e-Vehicles (EV) at select SM malls as part of its efforts to create a safer, greener future for all.

The free EV charging stations were simultaneously launched today at SM Aura in Taguig City, SM North Edsa in Quezon City, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, and SM Megamall in Mandaluyong; with PGA Cars providing the car displays at the official launch event in SM Aura.

SM Supermalls e-Vehicle charging stations

SM Supermalls has deployed the first ever in-mall free charging stations in the Philippines for e-Vehicles (EV) at select SM malls as part of its efforts to create a safer, greener future for all. The free EV charging stations were simultaneously launched on April 28, 2022 at SM Aura in Taguig City, SM North Edsa in Quezon City, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, and SM Megamall in Mandaluyong; with PGA Cars providing the car displays at the official launch event in SM Aura.

This initiative is part of SM Supermall’s push to support technological innovations for a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.

“SM Supermalls will remain true to our promise of creating a safe malling experience for our mallgoers, and part of that commitment is building a greener environment for everyone. We will always strive to ramp up our efforts to give back to our communities through our innovative projects in driving sustainability in our 79 malls nationwide. We want to urge everyone to consider more sustainable options in their everyday life, and shifting to e-Vehicles is a giant leap towards a greener future for all of us,” SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan said.

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SM Supermalls e-Vehicle charging stations

SM Prime, through the leadership of Disaster Resilience Champion Mr. Hans Sy, has officially launched their EV Charging Stations at SM Aura, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM North EDSA. As part of the SM Green Movement initiative, the SM Group continues its commitment to helping make the planet greener through projects such as this. For the first 6 months, SM’s E-vehicle Charging Stations will be free of charge for all shoppers. From L-R, DOE Supervisor for the Energy Utilization Management Bureau Usec. Jesusito Sulit, DENR Field Operations for Luzon and Visayas Asec. Gilbert Gonzales, SM Engineering Design and Development President Mr. Hans Sy, Jr., DOST Administration and Legal Affairs Asec. Teodoro Gatchalian, SM Supermalls President Mr. Steven Tan, DTI Competitiveness and Innovation Usec. Rafaelita Aldaba, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, and DOTR I-ACT Chief Charlie Del Rosario.

The in-mall charging stations is conveniently located in SM AURA B1 Parking, SM Mall of Asia 3rd Level North Parking Building, SM Megamall B1 Parking Mega Fashion Hall, and SM North Edsa 3rd Level North Parking Tower, have two Wallbox Pulsar Plus 7.4KW AC chargers per mall. These chargers support e-Vehicle brands such as Audi, BMW, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Hyundai, among others.

EV charging

Gaby Dela Merced, Filipina Formula Three race car driver, demonstrates the EV charging process at the SM malls. The in-mall charging stations are conveniently located in SM AURA B1 Parking, SM Mall of Asia 3rd Level North Parking Building, SM Megamall B1 Parking Mega Fashion Hall, and SM North Edsa 3rd Level North Parking Tower, have two Wallbox Pulsar Plus 7.4KW AC chargers per mall. These chargers support e-Vehicle brands such as Audi, BMW, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Hyundai, among others.

SM Supermalls e-Vehicle charging stations

The official launch at SM Aura presented the EV charging stations, with PGA Cars providing the car displays featuring their electronic vehicles.

The launch of the EV charging stations in premier SM malls is a product of SM Supermalls’ continuous partnership with the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Science and Technology, and Department of Trade and Industry in assisting the government accelerate its renewable energy and sustainability initiatives.

“SM Supermalls will continue our staunch support of the government’s new EV law and the National Renewable Energy Program to promote a more eco-friendly society for all Filipinos. We remain steadfast in our goal of increasing our share of renewable energy sources by 50 percent by the end of 2022,” Tan said.

SM AURA E-VEHICLE

SM Supermalls President Steven Tan expressed, “SM Supermalls will continue our staunch support of the government’s new EV law and the National Renewable Energy Program to promote a more eco-friendly society for all Filipinos. We remain steadfast in our goal of increasing our share of renewable energy sources by 50 percent by the end of 2022.”

E-vehicles are true zero emission vehicles that have electric motors instead of internal combustion engines. As of 2020, there are 12,965 registered EVs in the Philippines. SM Supermalls is one of the first mall chains to establish in-mall e-Vehicle charging sites in the country.

SM Supermalls is the first mall chain to establish in-mall e-Vehicle charging sites in the country. In 2018, SM North Edsa inaugurated its first EV charging station to service electric public transport routes and most recently these EV chargers have been updated.

SM Supermalls e-Vehicle charging stations

From L-R, Porsche Managing Director Mr. William Angsiy, SM Engineering Design and Development President Mr. Hans Sy, Jr., PGA Cars Chairman Mr. Roberto Coyiuto III, SM Supermalls President Steven Tan, and Audi Managing Director, Mr. Christopher Chan.

In the coming months, expect that more fast chargers will be installed in other SM Malls nearest you.

The EV Charging Stations Project supports The SM Green Movement towards a greener planet. #smgreenmovement @smsupermalls. For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com and follow @smsupermalls on all social media accounts.

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