The Changing Concept of What A Car Represents

Early in 2020 Apple patented a voice command system that is designed to enable users to steer vehicles by shouting prompts that the vehicle will respond to.  My first thoughts on hearing this were that it would simply replicate the experience I already have when my wife is driving the car, but the big takeaway […]

Finance Levels Surpass Boom Levels

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (08th January) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 18.3% – up from 16.6% in December 2018 and 11.5% in January 2017. These are the highest levels that Cartell has recorded. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain […]

Audatex and Cartell support Ireland’s insurers with automated Total Loss Registration solution

Press Release 16th September 2019 – London, UK: Audatex, global provider of market-leading solutions for bodyshops, service providers, insurers and customers, and Cartell, Ireland’s leading car checking and automotive data solutions company have today announced the launch of an automated Total Loss Registration solution to help Ireland’s insurers to comply with the upcoming commencement of […]

Finance Levels Continue to Rise – Now 17.5%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (11th September) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 17.5% – up from 16.6% in December 2018 and 11.5% in January 2017. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance […]

Used Car Sales Down 4.2%

PRESS RELEASE   Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie announce today (21st August) on the findings from the latest state of the market report in conjunction with BAC Auto Consulting. Used car sales for the first seven months of 2019 are down 4.2% including imports and down 4.4% excluding imports. Used car sales have fallen […]

Half of ‘imports’ checked in 2019 showed alerts

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PRESS RELEASE  AudiCheck.ie launched to provide vehicle history transparency [14/08/2019]: Audi Ireland has launched an innovative joint promotion with vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie to provide vehicle condition transparency to all Audi drivers. Recognising the risks faced by potential purchasers of imported Audi vehicles, a new user-friendly website AudiCheck.ie is now operational. The new […]

Consumer Shift towards Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrids

PRESS RELEASE The International Car Tech and Mobility Summit organisers Electronomous and Mobility X report today (April 23) on a sharp consumer shift towards Electric Vehicles (EVs) and a healthy growth in the numbers of hybrid vehicles: EV numbers are up 6 times on last year and the hybrid market has advanced 20 per cent. […]

Silicon Valley comes to Kerry

PRESS RELEASE Electronomous – The International Car Tech & Mobility Summit   Electronomous in partnership with Mobility X announces today (April 18) the latest instalment of the exciting International Car Tech and Mobility Summit- Electronomous. Hollywood Star and Racing Driver Michael Fassbender will lead the gathering with a fireside chat with former Top Gear host  and motoring […]

CO2 Emissions – the trend is unfortunately upwards

PRESS RELEASE  Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie report today (10th April) on a concerning increase in CO2 emissions. In 2018, Cartell looked at the state of CO2 emissions in the private transport sector. It had been then reported that Ireland faced a significant fine in 2020 for a “serious rise in Irish greenhouse gas emissions” […]

Michael Fassbender to feature in Rally of the Lakes

PRESS RELEASE The Rally of the Lakes organised by the Killarney and District Motor Club and title sponsor Vehicle History and Data Expert Cartell.ie are delighted to announce today (27th February) that this year’s Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes will feature the participation of a Hollywood A-lister. Michael Fassbender, the Oscar-nominated-star of 12 Years A Slave, X-Men and Steve […]

Large Numbers of Diesels Being Imported

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (October 24th) on the profile of vehicles being imported into Ireland in 2018 and reports that Irish buyers are importing diesel vehicles in significant numbers. Cartell.ie tracked the imported fleet in 2018 (all vehicles) between January 1st and September 30th (3 quarters) and found that […]

Age of Private Fleet Drops on Younger Imports

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (October 3rd) that the age of the native Irish fleet is now at its lowest level since September 2013 and the imported fleet age, thanks to a surge in newer imports, is now at its lowest level since August 2010. Cartell.ie tracked the age of […]

Average Value of New Private Vehicle more than €30,000

Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE report today (July 25th) that the buyer of a new private vehicle in Ireland is now purchasing a vehicle worth more than €30,000 on average for the first time since Cartell.ie started recording these statistics. Cartell.ie calculated the total value of new vehicles purchased in Ireland between the years 2006 […]

Public Cartell Account – Offers and Discounts

Currently we are offering you Free-To-Use Cartell Tools such as: Quick CPG Cartell’s Price Guide, Ireland’s most accurate car price guide, is available to users through their Personal Cartell Account. The Quick CPG will generate the user a valuation of the input vehicle, based on our official vehicle data, cross-indexed with adverts across Carzone and […]

Auto, Tech worlds gear-up for Electronomous 2018

Dublin, March 1, 2018 – An international line-up of experts from the automotive and technology industries will gather in Killarney, Ireland, this May for Electronomous, the annual forum for topics including electric vehicles, connected car technology, autonomous vehicles, cyber security and more. The conference, organised by vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie, will discuss how […]

Vehicles more Fuel Efficient yet Ireland faces Carbon Penalty

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports today (March 14th) that fuel efficiency for vehicles in Ireland has increased significantly yet Ireland still faces stiff EU penalties for increased carbon emissions. Cartell.ie examined fuel efficiency figures for all new vehicles sold in Ireland between 1998 and 2017. Over that time efficiency has increased […]

Ireland bracing for influx of UK business imports

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie has today (21st February) expressed its concern that a UK interpretation of its consumer protection laws could see the number of company imports coming into Ireland shoot up. One million UK car buyers unknowingly bought an ex-rental or company car in the UK in the past 12 […]

Native Irish Fleet Lowest Since 2006 – As Imports Soar

Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (January 31st) that the size of the native Irish fleet is now at its lowest level since March 2006 (1.78 million) as imports soar (488k). The size of the native fleet (vehicles first registered in Ireland) fell quite dramatically in the final quarter of 2017: recording 1.85 […]

China plug-in and electric vehicle sales in 2017

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is publishing a blog that appeared on car communications site carandus.com. China sold 777k new-energy vehicles – plug-in and electric vehicle – in 2017, a whopping 53% increase over 2016, according to Green Car Reports. The massive growth in plug-in and electric vehicle sales can be attributed to government subsidies that support domestically […]

Finance Levels Rise Again – now 14.3%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (2nd January) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 14.3% – up from 12.5% in July 2017 and 11.5% in January 2017. From a sample of over 5,906 vehicles offered for sale and checked via the Cartell.ie website in 2017 it was […]

Giving Our Customers Good Advice!

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is writing about our customer experience with our service in a series of blogs. Recently we helped Niamh* who was interested in buying a vehicle which was a previous import. She spoke to our team about the best option for her and we explained a three star check will include the […]

Donal O’Brien RIP

It’s with great sadness that we mark the loss of one of our faithful and energetic trade customers Donal O’Brien. His daughter Nicole sent us a beautiful tribute which we are posting here in his honour. Donal was always brought up around cars as his father John ran a car business on Friars walk in […]

Upgrading to a Three Star Check!

Vehicle history checking expert Cartell.ie is looking at how we help our customers. Recently we helped Frank* with history for an imported vehicle. A Three Star History and Finance check with Cartell.ie will provide the UK history and finance data for the vehicle as well as the Irish history and finance. Frank originally did a […]

How We Help our Customers!

Vehicle History expert Cartell.ie, in the first of a series of blogs, is looking at personal interest stories from customers who have used the service. One customer, Deirdre* called about the mileage discrepancy showing on her Cartell.ie history check. Our dedicated Customer Service team, advised her the car appeared to have lost approximately 30 thousand […]

Updated- “Clocking” Surges in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE -11% of domestic vehicles recorded mileage discrepancies (clocked or suspicious) – 18.43% of imported vehicles recorded mileage discrepancies (clocked or suspicious) 1 in 10 second hand cars for sale in Ireland has a false mileage displayed according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The figure is even worse for cars […]

Intel to build fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles

Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie is re-posting the blog post over on our partner site Carandus.com. Cartell.ie recently announced the launch of  “Electronomous”. Electronomous addresses the Connected Car, Autonomous vehicles, Electric and Hybrid Car models and the technology that will populate the future automotive landscape.Following its takeover of Mobileye, Intel is planning to build […]

Cartell.ie adds Spanish Data to its VRM options

Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie is delighted to announce that Spanish data has now been added to our VRM options.  The Spanish option is added to our growing stable which already includes VRM for ROI, UK/NI, Portugal, Holland and Malta. Jeff Aherne, Director, Cartell.ie says: We’re delighted to make this service option available. In an ever-growing international supply […]

Consumer Advice to avoid purchasing a Stolen Vehicle

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 Consumers are probably already aware of the extensive work vehicle history check expert Cartell.ie has put into highlighting the issue of stolen motor vehicle data. At present in Ireland Gardai do not release this data owing to Data Protection concerns. We have called for its release – in the public interest – for several years […]

Public and Trade warned of new Write-Off system in UK

PRESS RELEASE IMPORTING A USED CAR? Vehicle History experts Cartell.ie report today (Wednesday 21st June) the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in the UK are no longer using Category C and Category D vehicle write-off classification in their new Voluntary Code of Practice (COP) for the industry. Following a long review the new system will […]

Launch of the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2017

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie was delighted with the warm reception we received in Killarney at the Launch of the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2017. This international competition will take place during the May bank holiday weekend – Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April – and is a counting round for both the Irish […]

Gender Divides Auto-pilot Drivers

Vehicle History and data expert Cartell.ie reports on a new study released which concludes that men and women drift into different worlds when switched to ‘autopilot’ and hope for different benefits from future automotive advances. Women drivers are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to compile a mental shopping or ‘to do’ list […]

Cartell.ie Signs New Three-year Rally Sponsorship Deal!

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE announced today (2nd March) that it is to continue as title sponsor of the International Rally of the Lakes in Killarney for the next three years. The vehicle history expert has been the title sponsor of the event since 2010 and it will continue that agreement for […]

Used Car Market Breaks One Million in 2016

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports today (8th February) that used transactions for private cars were in excess of 1 million transactions in 2016 – the highest level since Cartell.ie started recording results. Cartell.ie considered all transactions for private cars (including imports) in the market in 2016 including private to private sales, […]

Swarm is a buzz word in autonomous vehicles

According to Audi, the car of the future will use swarm data. This data will help to communicate constantly with other cars, road signs and traffic control systems, as well as smart connected devices around them – smart phones, tablets and Wi-Fi networks. These cars will be location-aware, able to communicate to gather information about […]

Finance Levels Up since June – now 11.5%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (5th January) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 11.5% – up from 9.5% in June 2016. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than 2015. From […]

Cartell Customer wins Autotrade Motor Factor of the Year 2017 Award

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is always delighted when a customer wins a prestigious award. John Laverty Motor Factors recently won the Autotrade Motor Factor of the Year 2017 Award. John was kind enough to give some credit to Cartell.ie: After winning the Autotrade Motor Factor of the Year 2017 award – I personally feel the […]

Protect Yourself from Scams in the Market

Vehicle History Check Expert CARTELL.IE is here to assist you in your purchase of a vehicle. However, sometimes, it’s not always the vehicle history you should be most concerned about: the buying process itself can lead to unsuspecting victims losing their money in a scam. Many of us are buying and selling our cars online […]

Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication

US Government to legislate for Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication Vehicle History expert Cartell.ie is following the news published on CarAndUs.com! The following is a blog reproduced from that site! Generally the US lags behind Europe in the implementation of vehicle safety features. It was only in 1984 that a law came in to force making the use […]

Facing backwards in autonomous vehicles

Cars that drive themselves will fundamentally change how we design our vehicles. Currently we are used to seeing forward facing seats. Mirrors, pedals, and even steering wheels may no longer be necessary. Automakers will be free to pursue their creative ideas to design how the interior of a car may look. As the car is […]