New electric vehicle (EV) charging point solutions from visual communications specialist Beaverswood provide improved levels of protection of installations in industrial, commercial and retail centre car parks across the UK.
There are approximately 33,000 electric vehicle charge points across the UK in over 12,000 locations. The Department for Transport has also allocated £10m to local councils to fund the installation of an additional 7,200 commercial charging stations in the next 12 months.
The Beaverswood range features high performance and robust products suitable for the all- round protection of existing and new EV charge point installations in vehicle park areas, which includes impact resistant bollards, wheel stops and Armco barriers.
For light and medium duty applications, such as private office or public car parks, impact protection posts are available in 600mm, 800mm or 1000mm height options. These bollards are strong and robust and feature different colour options to suit individual requirements, offering added safety and visibility for vehicle drivers when they are either reversing towards or pulling up to a charge point.
In heavy-duty applications, where there is a higher risk of impact damage, heavy-duty bollards should be utilised. These bollards, which are available in 1000mm, 1300mm or 1600mm height options, are highly reflective and feature shock absorbing rubber buffers to deflect the force of impact away from critical areas, offering the requisite protective benefits for industrial use.
Vehicle traffic routing Armco safety barriers can also be installed in industrial areas to protect either individual or multiple charge points, providing a further level of protection against vehicle impact damage. The barriers come with hardwearing and weather resistant polyethylene corner and end sections to further protect electric vehicle (EV) charge points from collision damage.
A selection of highly visible and hardwearing vehicle wheel stops, which are quick and easy to install and moulded from recycled truck tyres, are also available as part of this new range. These can be specified to suit all applications, with solutions available to accommodate everything from domestic vehicles to commercial vans and HGVs. As with the bollards, various colours of wheel stops are available to match the client’s requirements.
An eye-catching surface stencil is also available as part of the range to help drivers quickly and easily identify EV charging vehicle spaces in busy car parks. Suitable for external areas, the kit includes a robust stencil marker, two cans of high visibility, durable marker paint (yellow or red) and a handheld applicator.