Plugging into QBGreen

Third electric vehicle charging station powers up in Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach mayor Teunis Westbroek and Jordan Schley

Qualicum Beach mayor Teunis Westbroek and Jordan Schley

 The Town of Qualicum Beach has taken the next step into an electrical future with the announcement this week that a third electric vehicle charging station has been installed in the community.

The station has been installed in the underground parkade at Qualicum Foods. This green initiative was lead by Qualicum Beach’s Jordan Schley, founder of, a website committed to building a more sustainable town. 

Thanks to Schley’s community sponsors, is ready to take charge of promoting green awareness.

The Level 1 (120 V) and Level 2 (208-240V) charging station is self serve, easy to operate and free. Depending on the EV type, the Level 2 charger takes approximately eight hours and 26 kilowatts of electricity to charge a typical electric car battery.

Schley credited the creation of to the green initiatives of the Town of Qualicum Beach purchasing an electric vehicle and installing charging stations in the Town Hall underground parkade. 

Installation of an EV charging station in the Qualicum Foods underground parkade assists the town-owned Qualcum Beach Seniors’ Centre, as scooter-users are able to charge their scooters in the shared parking lot while visiting the Centre.

“The Town currently has one electric car and will be expanding its fleet to include more electric vehicles this fall,” said Qualicum Beach Mayor Teunis Wesetbroek. 

“Qualicum Beach council and staff are committed to achieving the Official Community Plan’s sustainability goals and being community leaders for clean air.”

Schley said is committed to increasing ecological awareness, a strong sense of community and a vibrant economy.

“I want to thank Quality Foods’ Ken Schley and John Briuolo for believing in and placing a charging station in the underground parking lot of Quality Foods.”

Look for the Town of Qualicum Beach 100 per cent electric car, the Mitsubishi i-Miev along with the 100 per cent EV driving around downtown Qualicum Beach, increasing awareness of EVs and non-fossil fuel modes of transportation.

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