ENERGY HUB & LATEST NEWS

The Garo Energy Hub brings you the latest industry news and information including updates on the Electric Vehicle, Solar and Energy sectors. We also feature company news and updates in this section.

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Budget 2020: Ireland Cuts Its Cloth to Meet A Sustainable Measure
Ireland’s 2019 pre-Brexit budget was that it was a bit of a ‘non-budget’ for the individual, however it has introduced a new set of incentives and grants that should further promote the growth in sales of EV’s across all sectors.
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Surge of Confidence in EV Fleet Vehicles
Amazon has announced plans to purchase a colossal 100,000 EV delivery vans from EV manufacturer Rivian. This comes as the company urges industry to sign up to ‘The Climate Pledge’, an initiative to reach zero net carbon by 2040, ten years ahead of The Paris Agreement.
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GARO Celebrates 80 Years of Electrical Expertise
2019 marks an impressive milestone for GARO Electric - the 80th anniversary of it's foundation. The company has been developing, manufacturing and supplying quality electrical distribution products and systems from its multiple bases across Europe since its establishment in Sweden in 1939.
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Irish Government Announces 1000 New On-Street EV Chargers
This week, the Irish Minister for Climate Action and Environment announced new plans for Local Authorities to add 1000 new On-Street EV Chargers to the network. The step was made in support of the country’s overall target of 936,000 EVs on the road by 2030. Chargers will improve access to those who don’t have driveway access for charging and may be integrated into lampposts.
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Go Ultra Low: The Industry Campaign De-Mystifying The Switch To EVs
“You have to get it into your daily routine and it’s easy – I just plug it in overnight. You don’t even have to think about it.”
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Fossil Fuel Energy Used In UK Drops Below Half for First Time
A UK government energy report has shown that low carbon energy sources (renewables plus nuclear) made up the majority of electricity use for the first time in 2018.
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A New Frontier: Toyota Adds Solar Panels To The Prius
In 2016, Toyota started to place solar panels on the Prius in Japan. Despite the obvious benefits, the aesthetics of such an approach were always going to be a challenge.
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State Of The Nations: How Are the UK & Ireland Performing On EV Charging Infrastructure?
Both the UK & Irish governments have lofty plans when it comes to EV adption and the required charging infrastructure to support it, so what does this look like and how are they doing?
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EV Revolution Brings Competitors Together
The significant change from fossil fuel to electric is bringing traditional car rivals together in an effort to collaborate on the technology needed to meet the demands of the global EV market.
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2019 Sees EV Sales Soar Across the UK & Ireland
Following January’s record sales, we are continuing to see very strong growth in EV registrations. The UK has seen a sizeable increase of 14.3% in EVs registered YTD (end April) compared to the same time last year.
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The Age Of Electric Extends To Flying Taxis
In just 6 years, you might have the option to open an app on your phone and call a flying taxi to take you where you want to be in a fraction of the usual time.
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Carbon Credit Scheme Aims To Appeal To Non EV Drivers
This month, one of the world’s largest oil companies - Shell - will commence a scheme to allow customers to offset their carbon usage against environmental programmes that promote emissions reduction.
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