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UK to become leader in connected and autonomous technology

Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie is re-posting the blog post over on our partner site Carandus.com. The UK Government has launched a new initiative for the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), according to Autovista Group. The project, called Meridian, is jointly founded by the government’s £100 million CAV investment programme and by industry, and will create […]

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New technologies could save petrol and diesel

Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE  is looking at the blog posted over on Carandus.com about the switch to low emission vehicles. Cartell.ie already started our move to zero emissions when we purchased our first Nissan Leaf last year. Vehicle manufacturers are increasingly switching to low to zero emission alternatives, after Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal and […]

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Road Tripping in the USA

Our guy Dean Perry was in New York recently – driving around the Big Apple. Here’s how he got on: Given the keys to quite possibly one of the largest unsung heroes of the motoring world (maybe not), in the biggest and wildest city in the world, what do you do? That’s right go for […]

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Is your Car Ready for the Holidays?

Vehicle History expert Cartell.ie is already thinking about the Summer holidays! As the summer weather has finally arrived, the thoughts of many families turn towards the precious annual holiday. For families that are planning a holiday with the car, either at home or abroad, we are advising that some simple car checks before heading off, […]

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Where next for car technology?

Vehicle History and Data Expert Cartell.ie always has one eye to the future of the sector. You will have seen reports of our recent Electronomous event in Killarney which brought together a fascinating collection of industry insiders and analysts keen to look at the self-driving cars of the future. Actually, we say the future a […]

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Press Release: Live from Electronomous!

“With diesel fumes in London fast becoming an electoral issue, Ireland’s Electronomous event is spookily well timed.” Killarney, Co. Kerry – Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie report today (April 27th) on the car tech summit currently taking place in Killarney. Global industry leaders are attending the summit and speakers all day have been discussing […]

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Press Release: The Car Tech Summit

PRESS RELEASE  April 27th – The INEC Killarney, Co. Kerry. Rep of Ireland Hosted by The Original TOP GEAR Presenter Quentin Willson Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie announces today April 4th 2017 the launch of an exciting new and innovative event called “Electronomous”. Aiming to become the Leading Car Technology Event in Europe over […]

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Cartell.ie at the Geneva Motor Show 2017

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie is at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. This is the premiere show on the automotive calendar and it’s the sixth time we’ve covered it. It’s been a real feast for the car lover this year with some 147 world premieres including the spectacular from Ferrari, Pagani and McLaren. As […]

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New Cars Driving More Miles than Pre-Recession (up 7%)

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (November 16) that annual mileage in newer cars is increasing as the country recovers. The average annualised mileage travelled by a car 5 years-of-age or less (“newer cars”) in 2016 is 21,028 KMs. This represents an increase of 7.1% over the equivalent figure for 2008 (19,635 KMs). […]

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As USA goes to the Polls how is its car industry doing?

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is looking at the USA Presidential election – well not quite – we’re looking at the car industry there on the day America chooses its next president! Overall the market is beating analysts expectations – falling from the record highs of last year but not falling that much. Remember 2015 was […]

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Apple reportedly scaling back its drive for autonomous vehicle

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie is looking again at the issue of autonomous vehicles. Readers will know Cartell.ie Director Jeff Aherne recently appeared on RTÉ Prime Time commenting on the market for self-driving cars and what we can expect in the future. One of the big players long-expected to enter the autonomous vehicle market is tech-giant […]

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UK Government launch Consultation on “Clocking”

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is reporting on news from the UK that the Department for Transport (UK) has launched a consultation into toughening up legislation on ‘clocking’ . In the UK knowingly selling a clocked vehicle without disclosing the fact is a criminal offence. Simon Blackburn, chairman of the UK Local Government Association (LGA) Safer […]

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Could Hydrogen-Powered-Vehicles be the future?

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie is looking at hydrogen-powered-vehicles. As readers will know we regularly feature blogs on electric vehicles (EVs) including Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and autonomous vehicles which are usually reliant on electric energy. We even featured in a recent RTÉ Prime Time programme discussing autonomous vehicles. We’re aware the market has been […]

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Automated Cars still set to be the future

Updated 16th September: This blog has been updated with the RTÉ Prime Time feature on automated vehicles. Also with news that Tesla has announced an update for its semi-autonomous driving aid which relies more on radar than camera to sense its environment. It also mentions Ford’s demonstration of its self-driving car and Uber’s self-driving taxi […]

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European Day Without a Road Death

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie pledges to support the upcoming project EDWARD a project organised by TISPOL – the Traffic Police network in Europe. TISPOL’s target is that no one should die on the roads of Europe on Wednesday 21st September. An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority are proudly supporting the project. 26,300 people […]

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NMR reaches 20 million readings!

Vehicle History Check expert Cartell.ie is delighted to announce the National Mileage Register (NMR) has reached the milestone of 20 million mileage readings! Cartell customers have access to the NMR when they conduct a mileage check on Cartell.ie. Set up in 2006 the NMR in Ireland was modelled on the successful NMR in the UK […]

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Clocking on the Rise -in the UK

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie report on the issue of “clocking”. Readers will know this is the practice where the odometer on a motor vehicle is adjusted to misrepresent the true amount of miles actually travelled by the vehicle. Clocking is now a criminal offence in the Republic of Ireland pursuant to section 14 of the […]

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Used Imports into Ireland up 22%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (29th June) that the numbers of used vehicles imported into Ireland this year are up 22% on last year. In the month of May imports surged by 51.23% compared to the same month last year. Likewise in April imports were up by 39% compared with April 2015. […]

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A Guide to Alternative Fuels

Vehicle History Experts Cartell.ie have published several times on alternative fuels and the emerging Electric Vehicle (EV) market.  Our friends at Southside Motor Factors provided us with the infographic below on alternative fuels which may interest our readers. Fossil fuels, a finite resource, are seen as environmentally unkind and the internal combustion engine consequently came […]

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Finance Levels Up as PCPs impact market

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (8th June) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 9.5%. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than last year. From a sample of over 5,906 vehicles […]

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Autonomous Cars to take-off as Google patents a “sticky” layer for protection

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie has looked at the issue of autonomous (self-driving) cars before. Over the past 2 years there has been a regular stream of stories about them. One publication anticipates 10 million self-driving cars on the roads worldwide by 2020. In their report “Self-Driving Cars: The Next Revolution” analysts KPMG say: The new […]

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Written-Off UK Imports Prominent in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE Follow-Up to RTÉ Prime Time Programme Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (11th May) on the actual numbers of written-off vehicles imported into Ireland from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. In a first-of-its-kind analysis – which follows-up on last night’s RTÉ Prime Time programme – Cartell reports that 10.75% of all UK […]

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Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes this weekend!

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is delighted to welcome you to the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes in Killarney this May Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May). This fantastic international event is expected to draw thousands of fans and a new programme of events has been lined up this year to […]

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New Cars Sales in the EU up 6% in March

Registrations of new cars in the EU posted strong growth in March, up 6% to 1.7 million units and marking the 31st consecutive month of growth – according to Motortrader.com. The online motor publication said the performance in volume terms was close to March 2007 levels, just before the financial meltdown in 2009. Registrations were […]

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Cartell.ie International Rally is launched in Killarney!

Cartell.ie representatives John Byrne and Donal Lawlor attended the launch of the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2016 in Killarney during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. The event was hosted by event organizers The Killarney and District Motor Club, Anthony O’Connor Rally of the Lakes COC and the rally Organising Committee. It took place […]

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New and Used Market Snapshot March 2016

For this analysis we looked first at the models selling well in the used vehicle market so far in 2016 and compared those results to the same period for last year. The tables below show you there has not been much change in consumer sentiment year-over-year. The Ford Focus has been consistently the best performer […]

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Cartell at the Geneva Motor Show 2016

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie is at the 86th Geneva Motor Show. This is the 5th year we’ve covered the Show and it’s as extravagant as last year. There is a new Aston Martin, a new Ferrari and best of all – a replacement for the Bugatti Veyron. We’ll get around to all that […]

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New Vehicle Market up 23%

PRESS RELEASE USED MARKET UP 5% Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie report today (26th February) the market for both new and used vehicles is up in 2016 – the increase is significant in the case of new vehicle sales. Total transactions for new vehicles stand at 64,718 in the year up to February 25. […]

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Geneva Motor Show 2016 Preview

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie will be at the Geneva Motor Show again this year. Once again we’ll feature on this site some of the best vehicles the show has on display including mass-market vehicles which will appeal to our consumers and traders! While we are a couple of weeks away from the start of the […]

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Cartell featuring in the Media

Vehicle History Check Cartell.ie was delighted our recent story on vehicle retirements featured nationwide in national and local media. Readers will remember our story highlighted how 2016 presents an opportunity for increased car sales as 130,000 vehicles are expected to retire from the fleet this year – up 12% on last year. We particularly liked […]

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Ford and Google still considering autonomous vehicle partnership

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie was waiting to hear the announcement of these two giants making a potential partnership in respect of autonomous cars. Even though Ford and Google didn’t announce it at CES, despite rumours the partnership was imminent, -according to The Economist– a new report from The Wall Street Journal reports that the companies […]

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Gearing up for Winter Driving

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie promotes safe driving – in the Winter months – and throughout the year. We are delighted to display information from Southside Motor Factors which details some tips for motorists over the Winter months. Remember, even though there has been little sign of ice and snow so far this year, […]

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Electric Vehicles still stall

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie has written many times about electric vehicles (EVs) including about the relatively low take-up on EV ownership in Ireland. While things have improved this year- 677 all-electric vehicles were purchased representing a significant increase over last years figure of 270 – we’re still no where near the levels of exponential growth […]

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Why MPG figures may be unrealistic

On a couple of occasions vehicle history expert Cartell.ie posted blogs about the unrealistic MPG figures claimed by some manufacturers: including when consumer watchdog WhatCar? indicated real-world figures were less than claimed and launched “True MPG Data“. VanLeasing.com put together an interesting infographic where they detail the 8 reasons why your vehicle will never reach […]

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Road Safety Week – we can all improve on bad habits

It’s Road Safety Week and vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is always anxious to promote and encourage safe use of the road. There has been some progress made since last year in certain respects but unfortunately some of us are still making mistakes and this can lead to grave consequences – fatal in some cases. Not […]

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Written-Off Vehicle’s granted VRT Refunds

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE announce today (October 1) the number of written-off vehicles exported out of the State and issued a VRT refund. In August Cartell.ie announced that 3,284 vehicles had been exported out of the State and of those 556 or 17% had Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) refunded by the Government. Refund […]

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Which Vehicle Manufacturers are making profit?

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie is looking at manufacturer profit. As we approach the end of Q3 we’re considering recently published results for Q2 2015 to give the run-down on which manufacturers are making money globally and which are still in the red as the world exits recession. Let’s start with the good news first. Ford […]

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