BALANGA CITY — SM City Bataan here on Friday announced the launch of its first electronic vehicle charging station in the province that it considers as a sustainable step towards a greener future.
Paula Gayeta, SM City Bataan public relations officer, said owners of EV can now travel conveniently and worry-free as SM Supermalls brought its EV charging station at the newly-opened mall.
“This initiative aims to provide a beneficial infrastructure for EV owners, encouraging the adoption of clean transportation options and reducing carbon emissions. With the unveiling of this charging station, SM City Bataan takes a significant leap forward in its commitment to environmental preservation and supporting green future,” Gayeta said.
She said users of EV can just park, pop and plug free of charge at SM City Bataan’s Wallbox Pulsar Plus AC charger that has a charging power of up to 7.4KW. It is available to EV brands of Audi, BMW, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen and Hyundai, among others.
The charging stations are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
“Just head straight to Entrance 1 parking to get your car battery fully charged. And while you wait, you can shop, dine, and be entertained at SM City Bataan,” Gayeta said.
SM Supermalls is the first mall chain to establish in-mall EV charging sites in the Philippines, with multiple installed chargers in 27 malls. By opening more charging stations, SM has created the Philippines biggest chain of EV charging stations nationwide.
“By charging your electric vehicle at SM City Bataan, you contribute to SM Supermalls’ nationwide sustainability campaign called the SM Green Movement. The free EV charging station further advances SM Supermalls’ Zero Emissions agenda, helping decrease carbon footprint while addressing air pollution concerns all over the country,” Gayeta said.