BAGUIO CITY (PIA) – In its advocacy for cleaner technology, the SM Supermalls in partnership with Emicor Inc. launched the first in - mall Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station in the city at the Level 1 Parking area of SM City Baguio on November 15, 2022.
Leading the ribbon cutting of the EV charging station were SM Assistant Vice President for Operations Engr. Marc Janssen Pe, SM Baguio Mall Manager Rona Vida Correa, Emicor Inc. President Mike De Joya, Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environment Management Bureau Cordillera Regional Director Ma. Victoria Abrera, Department of Science and Technology – CAR Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Dr. Pita Picpican and Engr. Doy Tabilog representing Mayor Benjamin Magalong.
The EV Charging Station, which is already available in 15 other SM malls in the country, offers free charging to the public and features Tritium RTM50 kW DC Rapid Charge that can deliver 50 kilometer mileage per 10 minutes of charging time.
Pe cited that the facility is part of SM’s continuing commitment in supporting communities, in caring for the environment and in support to the government’s National Renewable Energy Program. It is also part of the SM Green Movement.
Picpican and Abrera, in their respective messages, commended SM for promoting a cleaner source of energy for the transport sector and more environment – friendly mode of transportation.
Meanwhile, the UN Development Programme and the Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City Government of Baguio, launched during the Nov. 14 flag raising ceremony the promotion of Low Carbon Urban Transport System in the Philippines (LCT) project that aims to make the transport sector environment-friendly. This promotes the use of engines with low carbon emissions such as electric and hybrid vehicles. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)