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Tyre fitters and retailers subject to inspection by the SEAI

Up to 120 Irish tyre fitters and retailers will be subject to inspection by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) this summer. With the goal being, to make sure they are all complying with EU tyre labelling regulations. Introduced in 2009, labels give consumers important information on their tyre selection, including fuel consumption and […]

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Lexus launch their Service service, powered by Cartell.ie!

Lexus have just released their new Car Service website lexusservice.ie, which is powered by ourselves at Cartell.ie. The website will allow Lexus owners to enter the registration of their current vehicle, Cartell.ie then works instantaneously (in the background) to find the vehicle information for Lexus, who provide a listing of Service packages available. The user […]

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PRESS RELEASE – Cartell.ie Rally of The Lakes

Killarney and District Motor Club held the official launch to the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes 2018 on Sunday 15th at Brehon Hotel Killarney. There were some beautiful rally cars on display and a large crowd in attendance. Officials, Organisers, Sponsors, distinguished guest speakers such as TD Brothers Michael & Danny Healy Rae, Councillor […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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10 Worst Driving Habits

Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is looking at bad habits on the roads. A lot of bad driving habits can be dangerous ones as well – like this morning when Cartell.ie observed a van driver texting while on the motorway and drifting into the overtaking lane – this type of behaviour is dangerous! Do not text while […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Consumer Advice to avoid purchasing a Stolen Vehicle

 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 […]

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In the Market for a Used Car?

Thinking of buying a used car? Here’s how to get it right. Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie is looking at buying a used car. Buying a used car is often a smart move. Second cars can be better value after all. Whoever you buy from – private seller, dealer or auction – it can be a daunting experience. […]

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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: 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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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 […]

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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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Automotive in the sharing economy

For more than a hundred years, owning and driving one’s own car has been a ‘must do’. Although different studies show that more and more millennials are not interested in owning a car. Actually, today’s millennial generation are not buying cars nor getting driver’s licenses, according to TU-Automotive. But their need to move is not […]

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Hidden Risks of Dirty Cars

Kid’s car seats have twice as many germs than the average toilet, a study has revealed by Continental Tyres. Researchers found that while on average 50 germs lurk on each square centimetre of a toilet seat, more than 100 potentially dangerous bacteria and fungi are present on the same size area of the average child […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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