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Robinsons Galleria now has its own EV charging station

Customers can also charge their e-bikes and e-scooters

The EV charging station is conveniently located near the mall entrance at the Veranda Driveway. PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

With more electric vehicles coming to the Philippines, there is an increasing need for charging infrastructure. That’s why malls are rolling out charging stations, with Robinsons Galleria being the latest one.

The charger supplied by eSakay, Meralco’s EV subsidiary, is an EVBox Elvi, which charges at a rate of 7.4kW with a CCS/Type 2 connector.

As of now, there's only a single charger for electric cars. PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

Not everyone has an electric car, but more people are adopting e-bikes and e-scooters as personal mobility devices (PMD). So it’s good that Robinsons has included a charging station beside the bicycle parking.

It would be nice, though, if a bike rack could be integrated into the charger so customers could securely lock their PMDs while charging.

E-bike and e-scooter users will have to bring their own charger. PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

For now, the charger for electric cars is free, while the one for e-bikes and e-scooters needs a coin (P1, P5 or P10) for 30 minutes of charging (regardless of the amount). For more information, you can read this FAQ on the virtual mall directory.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.