There’s no denying that Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the future. In fact, here in the Philippines, there are already about 13,000 EVs that have been registered as of 2020.
Switching to EVs from traditional fuel-powered vehicles makes a lot of sense, especially in the current ludicrous gas prices. This is why, slowly and surely, more and more EVs are being sold in the Philippines.
To keep up, the Philippine government has passed a law that regulates electric vehicles. Plus, more and more charging stations are starting to come out, built by different public and private entities.
One of those firms is SM Supermalls, which started to put up EV charging stations in their malls. Being one of the biggest shopping malls in the country, SM’s initiative to back EVs will definitely help the market to go mainstream.
But how do the SM EV charging stations actually work? Is it compatible with your car? How much does it cost? We’ll answer those, and more, so read on.
Table of Contents
- What EV chargers do SM malls have?
- Are the EV chargers in SM malls compatible with my car?
- How much is the fee for using SM EV charging stations?
- What SM Supermalls have EV charging stations?
What EV chargers do SM malls have?
SM malls currently use Wallbox Pulsar Plus 7.4Kw AC chargers that have Type-C connectors. Each mall should have at least two chargers each. We’ll update this post once they support more options.
Are the EV chargers in SM malls compatible with my car?
The EV chargers on SM malls use Type 2 connectors, which should work on electric vehicles from brands like Ford, Audi, Fiat, BMW, Porsche, Hyundai, and more.
You can check if your car uses the same standard by visiting the manufacturer’s website or checking the car manual.
How much is the fee for using SM EV charging stations?
As of writing, using the EV charging stations in SM malls is completely free for EV drivers and customers. However, SM might start charging EV owners in the future, especially once more Filipinos use it.
What SM Supermalls have EV charging stations?
- SM Mall of Asia (MOA), 3rd Level North Parking Building
- SM Aura, B1 Parking
- SM North EDSA, 3rd Level North Parking Tower
- SM Megamall
- The Podium
- SM Southmall
- SM City Valenzuela
- SM City Grand Central
- SM City Sta. Mesa
- SM City Manila
- SM City BF Parañaque
- SM City Fairview
- SM City San Lazaro
- SM City Marikina
- SM City Bicutan
SM promised to add electric vehicle charging stations in more of its malls across the Philippines soon. We’ll be updating this list once more branches are added, so stay tuned for that.