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May 16, 2023

Can An Electric Vehicle Make It To Baguio? Yes Thanks To SM

You might be wondering, can you really drive your electric car from Metro Manila to Baguio—without any worries? The answer is yes! Thanks to the fact that you can power up your car at one of the 27 SM malls that offer EV Charging Stations nationwide.

This makes the SM Supermalls, part of SM Investments, the biggest chain of malls in the country to offer this service.

“The EV charging stations in SM Supermalls are one of the sustainability initiatives under the SM Green Movement. Aside from advocating air conservation and clean energy through this innovation, we champion solid waste management, water conservation, energy efficiency, and disaster resilience for a greener, safer tomorrow” said Mr. Steven Tan, President of SM Supermalls.

Electric cars have been making rounds across the Americas and Europe in recent years. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to drive your own EV in the Philippines? Where it could take you? What happens if you run out of charge?

Filipinos are usually skeptical of new technology—and rightfully so. Some of the concerns raised by enthusiasts are the cost of charging, especially with the looming energy price, and the availability of charging stations.

For example: can you actually take it to Baguio? A one-way drive from SM Mall of Asia to SM Baguio is approximately 300 kilometers.

The long range of modern EVs aside, SM removes the range anxiety thanks to putting up 27 EV charging stations nationwide (and counting). These are mostly AC Type 2 wall box chargers, but you can bring your own adapter. Meanwhile, SM Baguio uses a Tritium DC fast charger which can recharge the car’s battery within an hour. Some of the EV Charging Stations are also available in SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown, SM City Trece Martires, and Sky Ranch Tagaytay.

Currently, SM says these urban centers have proven to be energy-efficient so that means they are still keeping the use of their EV charging stations free.

True to its mandate, SM continues to make a sustainable lifestyle accessible to Filipinos. Going green shouldn’t be as expensive as the daily outlays. That’s why the company has been ramping up the initiatives to revolutionize our transportation and carbon minimization.

To know more about SM’s EV Charging stations, check this link.


  1. Maybe SM malls should considerer displaying and selling electric cars. They already have the charging infrastructure.

    1. Some brands actually do display their cars inside SM malls like in Aura where they displayed an Ioniq 5 one time.


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