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 […]

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 […]

Toyota Recall 12,000 Irish Vehicles

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Today, the 1st of October 2019, Toyota Ireland has issued a voluntary recall on nearly 12,000 vehicles. The models in question include the Avensis, Avensis Verso, Corolla and Yaris, produced between February 2001 and July 2008. [twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last][twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last] The cause for concern and recall is a potentially fatal issue with the airbags. The company […]

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 […]

Cartell.ie to extend Rally of the Lakes sponsorship agreement

Cartell.ie, Ireland’s number one car check website, has committed to sponsoring the Rally of the Lakes for another three years. This year marked the Kildare-based firms tenth year in a row sponsoring the rally. Killarney and District Motor Club, this year celebrated the 40th running of the famous rally and the new sponsorship agreement will […]

Craig Breen & Paul Nagle in the WRC with Hyundai

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Irish rallying pair Craig Breen and Paul Nagle have been welcomed back into the World Rally Championship as Hyundai’s third driver and co-driver respectively. They will feature in August this year, at WRC Finland. Hyundai’s resident drivers, Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo had both made it clear they did not want to compete in the […]

Cartell at the Honda Track Day

Honda NSX - Cartell.ie at Honda Track Day

This week Cartell (among others) were given the most fantastic of opportunities, courtesy of Honda Ireland. For some reason the Powers-that-be in Honda Ireland decided they would treat a select few to a Track Day at Mondello Park. Attendees from Cartell included Managing Director Nicola Aherne and Marketing Manager Jonathan McCluskey. Setting the scene First […]

Financing a Car? Here are your Options!

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Loans vs Leasing vs Hire Purchase vs Personal Contract Plans Car finance has been on the increase in Ireland since 2015. In January 2019 the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding was at 16.61% – the highest level Cartell.ie has ever recorded. The increase in car finance could be directly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes & Michael Fassbender

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes & Michael Fassbender

Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes meets Michael Fassbender On Saturday the 30th of March the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes got a huge boost when Michael Fassbender, event ambassador for this year’s rally came to visit. Michael had the opportunity to sample some of the different types of rallycars in a bid to decide […]

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” […]

Speed limiter to be fitted to all new cars!

Speed Limiter on new cars

After new EU rules being agreed, it is proposed that all new cars will be fitted with a speed limiter from 2022. ISA, also known as Intelligent Speed Assistance is one of the many safety measures to become mandatory in European vehicles after the European Commission giving their approval. How the speed limiter works? The […]

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 […]

No-Deal BREXIT affecting Irish Drivers

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Irish License Holders & BREXIT Right now, your driver’s licence is a pan-European one, which means it is valid in any EU country. Post-BREXIT, that may change, and you may need to apply for an international driver’s permit to be allowed to drive in the UK on your Irish licence. International permits are available from […]

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 […]

Residual Value – Do cars appreciate?

Do Cars Appreciate? The simple answer is Yes. Some cars do appreciate once they reach a certain stage in their lifetime, however, why is this and what cars increase in value as time goes on? Obviously, some vehicles will never lose value as they are limited one-off models that are intended to never see real […]

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 […]

NCT vs MOT – Are they the same?

NCT vs MOT Due to the resurgence of UK imports into the Irish car market in recent years, vehicle data expert Cartell.ie decided to drill into the published statistics for the Irish NCT and UK equivalent MOT roadworthiness tests. To assess the Top 5 UK Imports into Ireland in 2018, based on their reliability and […]

Increase in VRT Surcharge – Budget 2019

Increase in VRT - Budget 2019

Increase in VRT Surcharge Budget changes are in full swing as of now. The main area of affect regarding the Automotive Industry is the 1% Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) surcharge which is being brought in for Diesel engine passenger vehicles registered in Ireland from today onwards (Native and Imported). Director General of SIMI, Alan Nolan […]

Record Number of Clocked UK Cars – Another Reason to get a Cartell Check

Clocked UK Cars cost motorists £800 million per year! The UK is now experiencing record numbers of clocked cars on their roads, according to data published by the LGA (Local Government Association). The LGA, who represents local authorities across Britain, have disclosed that more than two million vehicles contain fraudulently adjusted odometer/speedometer readings. Amazingly, clocking […]

What is C.A.V.E and how is it affecting the Automotive Industry?

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CAVE:  Connected – Autonomous – Vehicles – Electric “Connected” – The ability through which a vehicle can share information with other vehicles and its environment. “Autonomous Vehicles” – Vehicles capable of deciding on and taking a course of action, such as steering or braking, without the need for human intervention. “Electric” – Vehicles propelled by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carzone Motoring Report 2018

In July, our friends over at Carzone.ie produced their Motoring Report which examined trends in the Irish motoring market. They kindly credited ourselves, Cartell.ie, for providing some of the data used throughout. Check out a synopsis of the report below or download the full report in PDF format here.   Irish motorists report an increase […]

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 […]