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How to Prepare & Protect EV Charging Stations

With electric vehicles on the rise, it’s more important than ever to prepare your property from potential accidents and damages when it comes to EV charging stations. The growing popularity of EVs also means an increased risk of damage to expensive charging equipment. Properly protecting your stations and gear will save you the expense of costly repairs and will keep customers coming back.

That is where Ideal Shield comes into play, as we offer the industry’s best steel pipe Safety Bollards and Bollard Covers selection to protect your power sources.

Protecting Your Power & People 

When choosing bollards for EV charger protection, it is crucial to consider a few key factors. What is the level of protection needed for your station? In high-risk locations, such as public charging stations in high-traffic areas or congested places, it may be necessary to use heavy-duty bollards that are designed to withstand significant impact.

Ideal Shield offers several options to ensure the right protection for your charging stations. The ASTM C40 Traffic Impact Bollard, designed to stop a 5,000 lbs. vehicle at 30 mph, is the perfect solution for charging stations in busy areas.

Ideal Shield's 4" Bollard Covers around EV Charging Stations at Meijer

Ideal Shield’s 4″ Bollard Covers around EV Charging Stations at Meijer

On the other hand, for low-risk areas, like charging stations in private communities or gated locations, lighter-duty bollards may be ideal. From Bollards with or without plates to Removeable Locking Bollards, we have you covered.

Did you know Bollards can also be utilized to create secured walkways for pedestrians to safely walk to and from the charger while their vehicles are powering up?

To enhance the Bollards and save time and money on maintenance, we highly recommend adding one of our many Bollard Cover options to give your EV Charging Bollards a cleaner, aesthetically pleasing look.

Standup Signage that Stands Out

The last thing you want is a regular car blocking access to your EV chargers! That can happen if you don’t label these parking spaces clearly. Correct signage can immediately enhance curb appeal and protect your EV charging area. From informing drivers to directing traffic and creating an ideal directional flow, proper signage isn’t something you want to forget.

Ideal Shield's Bollard Sign Systems at Tesla EV Charging Stations

Ideal Shield’s Bollard Sign Systems at Tesla EV Charging Stations

Are you looking for a cost-effective, mobile option that will make a lasting impression? The Pyramid Sign Base offers a quick and easy installation process while being strong enough to withstand winds up to 75 mph. With multiple colors, customizations, and applications available, Ideal Shield has you covered.

If you’re searching for a more permanent signage solution, Ideal Shield’s Bollard Sign System is an excellent alternative to temporary signage while still giving you the maintenance-free, curbside appeal and protection you’re looking for.

In need of some more signage and instructions for users? Our Bollard Cover selection can be custom designed with custom decals that will show off your messaging to every user with ease.

Custom decals on EV Charging Station bollard covers

Custom decals on EV Charging Station Bollard Covers

Curb Appeal & Protection

Ensure that your parking station curb is resistant to damage and forget the costly maintenance that comes with painting curbs. Ideal Shield’s Curb Guards are a great alternative for painting upkeep around designated EV Charging parking locations but also protect vehicle wheel rims from scuffs, scratches, and damage when pulling up close to a concrete curb.

The Curb Guard is available in multiple colors and is designed to fit over average curb sizes, making it perfect for all EV charging stations.

Bollard Covers and Curb Guard at eVgo charging stations

Bollard Covers and Curb Guard at charging stations

With the proper protection in place, EV owners can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their charging equipment is protected – and you’re not faced with premature costly repairs.

Contact our experienced sales team today to learn more about how we can help you protect your EV Charging Stations with our wide array of EV Charging Station accessories!