Average Price Paid for New Car Now Over €33,000

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports today (4th January) on the average value of a new car purchased in Ireland. Cartell.ie looked at the average Open Market Selling Price of all new cars purchased between January and October in every year between 2003 and 2020. The results showed that the average value […]

Drivers require additional training as vehicles start to self-drive

Research by the University of Nottingham in conjunction with the RAC in the UK has looked at how drivers handle being in a semi-autonomous vehicle both with, and without, specific training. The results showed that drivers who had dedicated training to handle semi-autonomous vehicles, otherwise known as Level 3 autonomous vehicles, were much better able […]

CO2 Emissions Drop Significantly

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie report today (2nd December) on an encouraging and timely fall in CO2 emissions. In 2020, Cartell looked at the state of CO2 emissions in the private transport sector for the first 10 months of the year and compared the results to the first ten months of the year for […]

Hire Purchase Vs Car Loan: Difference between Car Loan and Hire Purchase Agreement explained

There are two major differences for the consumer between a Hire Purchase Agreement and a “Personal Loan”. Vehicle Ownership The first concerns your relationship to the asset: in the case of a personal loan you receive money from the bank which is often an unsecured loan which you then use to buy any item – […]

Vehicle Repossessions in Ireland

One of the services which Used Car History Check experts Cartell make available to our customers is to inform whether a particular vehicle is the subject of a financial agreement – so you don’t inadvertently buy a car which is owned by a bank. If, however, you’ve not carried out a Cartell.ie Finance Check and […]

Irish Buyer Rejects Convertibles

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie report today (27th May) on the number of convertibles in the Irish fleet. The company advises that only 27 have been registered so far in 2020 and a mere 167 were registered with a 2019 plate. The numbers peak with 2186 registered to 2007 and 1838 registered to 2006. […]

Porsche Panamera is Top Luxury Car in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports today (22nd April) on the numbers of Porsche, Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari and Aston Martins in the live fleet. In total there are 1,184 high-end luxury vehicles from these marques currently in the Irish fleet. The company notes the decline in vehicles at this end of the […]

Automatic Transmission on the Rise

Press Release Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (11th March) that more new vehicles are being sold with automatic transmission, and the gap between manual and automatic transmission has narrowed considerably in the last 5 years for new car purchases. For native Irish cars automatic transmission has grown from 18,831 of new cars purchased in […]

Exclusive Used Car Review: FORD FOCUS 1.4 Petrol

Ford Focus 2005 – 2011 The following is written exclusively for Cartell.ie by Completecar.ie Overview: The Ford Focus has been a top seller in Ireland for more than twenty years now and with good reason. It is well-built, good value and excellent to drive. There are more of them on the road in Ireland today […]

Used Car Review: 07 BMW 5 Series

Below you’ll find the latest in our series of reviews exclusively written for Cartell.ie by Completecar.ie BMW 5 Series Saloon – 2003 – 2010 Overview: Though this version of the 5 Series was replaced in 2010, the new car is already ubiquitous, which has helped to drive down prices of the older model. If you […]

Irish want properly enforced jaywalking laws

Pedestrian cross and vehicle

Do us Irish pay any attention to jaywalking laws? Is it even acknowledged as an illegal activity? As drivers we’ve all experienced pedestrians crossing the road in front of us and in urban areas pedestrians appear to be particularly adept at crossing in front of two contra-flowing steams of traffic without getting hit – timing […]

Electronomous – The International Car Tech & Mobility Summit

PRESS RELEASE “We are clearly committed to the goals of the Paris climate protection agreement. For this purpose, it will be necessary to make mobility entirely CO2-free.” Maik Stephan, Executive Director Corporate Strategy, Volkswagen AG Killarney, Co. Kerry – Electronomous in partnership with Mobility X report on the International Car Tech & Mobility Summit currently taking […]

Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2019 celebrates its Ruby Anniversary

 Press Release Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes Preview By: Sean Moriarty Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie announce today (April 29th) on the preview for the 40th edition of the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes. The biggest sporting occasion in the country this weekend will be the 40th running of the Cartell.ie Rally […]

Age of Private Fleet Drops on Younger Import

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (February 13th) that the age of the imported fleet is now at its lowest level since May 2010 and the native fleet age is now at its lowest level since September 2013. The overall picture shows the age of the private fleet, both native and […]

Finance Levels Rise Again – now 16.6%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (January 9) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is at 16.61% – back to the highest levels Cartell.ie has ever recorded. This figure is up from 14.3% in December 2017 and 12.5% in July 2017. From a sample of […]

17,363 Vehicles in Ireland have 10 owners or more

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie report today (September 5th) that 17,363 private vehicles in Ireland (excluding imports) have 10 owners or more over the lifetime of the vehicle –excluding garage sales. The highest number of owners recorded for a single vehicle is 31 owners. There are 145 vehicles with 17 owners, 82 […]

Electronomous 2018 Speaker: Clare Jones, What 3 Words

In advance of Electronomous 2018 we caught up with Clare Jones CCO at What 3 Words for a short chat on her upcoming talk at THE CAR TECH SUMMIT/ Q. In a nutshell, what are you going to be talking about at Electronomous 2018? A. I’ll be sharing the story of what3words. I’ll share our […]

Electronomous 2018 Speaker: Simon Morley, Bosch

We caught up with Electronomous 2018 Speaker- Simon Morley from Bosch for a quick Q&A about his upcoming talk! Q. In a nutshell, what are you going to be talking about at Electronomous 2018? A. I will start by talking a bit about Bosch’s  early involvement in automated driving and its new focus on mobility of […]

Geneva Motor Show 2018 – Take 10!

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is at the Geneva Motor Show again – our seventh time making the trip. Here are our 10 best bits from this year: 1. Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder Let’s start with something top-end. This Lamborghini has a 5.2-litre V10 naturally-aspirated engine and accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 3.1 seconds while 0-200 kmph in […]

Age of Fleet Falls as Imports at all-time high

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (November 29th) that the age of the fleet in Ireland is falling while the size of the imported fleet reaches an all-time high. Cartell.ie first tracked the average age of all native private vehicles in Ireland (excluding imports) for each month between 1999 and 2017. […]

Cartell.ie offer Discounts for Electric Vehicle Car History Checks!

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is offering our customers €10 off a Three Star and Two Star vehicle history check when the vehicle you are checking is an Electric Vehicle (EV). Furthermore the discount is applied automatically when you enter the registration number of the vehicle: our system will detect it’s an EV and will make […]

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 […]

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 […]

475,000 Irish Diesel Owners could get Trade-In Bonus

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports today (16th August) on the numbers of Diesel Euro 4 (EU4) emission standard vehicles and below in the Irish fleet that could be entitled to a trade-in bonus. With reports in the media that some vehicle manufacturers are set to introduce diesel scrappage schemes to incentivise […]

Finance Levels Way Up as PCPs expire and hit the market

Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (24th July) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 12.5% – up from 11.5% in January and 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 […]

Sam Moffett wins the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2017

Congratulations to Sam Moffett in his Fiesta R5 and his co-driver Karl Atkinson for taking victory in Killarney at the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2017. There was drama in the end when long-time leaders, Roy White and co-driver James O’Brien, hit a chicane bale and bowed out after limping to a stage finish. […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Car-Pass” a Success in Belgium – Cartell.ie proposed something similar

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie is looking at the issue of “clocking” of a motor vehicle. The Car Remarketing Association of Europe (CARA) identified fraud as one of its key priorities during its 2016 general assembly. Members heard that the Car-Pass system used in Belgium has led to a drastic reduction in fraud in the past decade […]

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). […]

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 […]

Lorry Driver conviction re-opens debate about mobile phones in vehicles

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is looking at the issue of mobile phone use in vehicles. Readers will be aware that Irish law prohibits their use by the driver while the vehicle is in motion – the provision specifically refers to the act of holding a phone while driving in a public place (Road Traffic Act […]

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 […]

UK Government launch Consultation on “Clocking”

Clocked UK Cars Blog

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Age of Fleet Pushes Upwards – Size Levels-Off

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (August 10th) that the age of the fleet in Ireland continues to rise while the size of the fleet appears to have levelled off. Cartell.ie tracked the average age of a private vehicle in Ireland in January of every year between 2000 and 2016. Between January 2015 […]