County by county: how Ireland is adopting EVs and hybrids

EV uptake Ireland

Drilling down into 2023’s new-car registration figures to find out which parts of the country are adopting electrified vehicles the fastest. With the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) recently reporting that 2023 was a strong year for new-car sales, and electric vehicles (EVs) forming a significant part of the overall figures, Cartell has […]

Customer Golf Day

Cartell golf day killeen castle

CarTell.ie, along with our Motion partners Carzone and CarsIreland.ie, were delighted to welcome some of our loyal customers to Killeen Castle yesterday for our annual Golf outing. A great day was had by all and we are already planning next year’s event. See below for some pictures from the course and our winners Hall of […]

Budget 2024 – Key takeaways for motorists

Budget 2024 motorists

Minister for Finance Michael McGrath unveiled Budget 2024 this week, featuring significant measures for the automotive industry. Some of the key policies announced include: Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT): No increases in VRT for Electric Vehicles (EVs) or Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. VRT Relief on EVs: The existing relief, which was set to expire at […]

Ted’s Opel Vauxhall Run 2023 – Sat 12th Aug

This Saturday Opel and Vauxhall enthusiasts from all over the country will gather at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry for the 16th Ted’s Opel Vauxhall Run. This years route will take the cars through some of the southwest most scenic landscape and superior rally stages, be it seascape or mountain terrane or iconic […]

New Car Registrations Up 24% in July 2023

Latest figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) revealed today that new car registrations for the 232 buying period in July have increased by 24%, compared to July 2022. A total of 27,148 cars were registered when compared to 21,904 in July of last year. Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles hit […]

How to calculate Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT)

VRT Ireland

Ireland’s Vehicle Registration Tax – or VRT – has its roots in the country’s pre-EU membership days, when the highly protectionist governments of the time imposed high tariffs on non-Irish imports, in order to promote Ireland’s homegrown industry – and to boost the exchequer’s revenue stream. To bypass these tariffs, some carmakers chose to set […]

New car registrations increase 39% in June

New car sales Ireland

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has published the latest statistics on new vehicle registrations in Ireland for June. In comparison to June 2022, new car registrations increased by 39.0%, reaching a total of 2,994 registrations. Year to date, there has been an overall increase of 18.8%, with a total of 77,488 new […]

Used Car Market Goes Green: Electric Vehicles Gaining Popularity Over Petrol and Diesel Models

Electric Vehicle Charging

The used car market is embracing electric vehicles more than ever before, according to recent data analysis* conducted by vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie. The study found that buyers are increasingly turning to electric vehicles (EVs), with EV transactions, hybrids (PEVs), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) seeing a 1.7% increase. Both petrol and […]

Car History Check: What to look out for?

Buying a used car can sometimes feel like a bit of a risk. That’s why carrying out a a vehicle history check should be a no-brainer for every used car buyer. This in-depth report can reveal or confirm a lot of important information about a car such as its true mileage, whether it has ever been […]

Essential Factors to Consider in a Comprehensive Car History Check

Car driving on road in Ireland

It’s always wise to conduct a vehicle history check when purchasing a used car, and Cartell.ie can provide critical information about a car’s past. With the prevalence of PCP deals, it’s especially important to know if there is any outstanding finance on the car before you buy it. Here are some of the essential things […]

Hyundai lead the charge in electric vehicle sales

Hyundai IONIIQ 5 Electric Vehicle

Vehicle History and data expert Cartell.ie and car sales platform CarsIreland.ie has announced today (February 28th) on the results of an analysis on both Electric Vehicle (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) sales in the Irish market in the year-to-date. Hyundai in top position Cartell.ie looked at the numbers of EVs and PHEVs (cars only) […]

Car Ownership In Ireland: Private Fleet Size Hits Record High

Car Ownership In Ireland - Size of Irish Fleet Reaches Record High

Along with our partners at CarsIreland.ie our latest data research can reveal the extent to which car ownership has grown in Ireland in recent times. Between May 2021 and May 2022 the private fleet increased from 2,434,503 to 2,459,172 (+24,669). In August 2021 the private fleet hit an all-time high of 2,486,302. Graph 1: Size […]

Most Popular Cars In Ireland in 2022

Most Popular Cars in Ireland in 2022

Vehicle digital platform CarsIreland.ie and Cartell.ie can reveal the results of a joint analysis on the used car market to determine the most popular cars in Ireland in 2022. For this study Cartell.ie looked at the most popular private models so far in 2022 by total numbers of used-car transactions, for both indigenous and imported […]

UK Write-Offs on Irish Roads – What Write-off categories are affected?

write-off car

Many of you may have watched the Prime Time report broadcast on RTE in late April on on the prevalence of cars on Irish roads that have a UK write-off history.  Vehicles from the UK are sometimes imported into Ireland despite falling into one of four possible write-off categories which reflect some kind of damage […]

Best value EVs for range

You asked and thanks to some great research from our friends at CarsIreland.ie we have the answers to your ever-increasing queries about the best value EVs for range available to Irish motorists. All the data tells us sales of EVs are increasing and this trend is only going in one direction. Therefore it’s an exciting […]

Average Value of New Car in Ireland Now Over €35,000

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie and car sales platform CarsIreland.ie latest data research can reveal 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 2021. The results showed that […]

10 Driving Habits To Increase Your Fuel Efficiency

Increase Fuel Efficiency

Fuel prices seem to have gone through the roof all of a sudden. Here are a few tips and tricks to help increase your fuel efficiency, improve fuel consumption and save some money. 1. Turning on the AirCon when you just don’t have to We’re not suggesting you sit in a puddle of sweat on […]

What Colour Car is Most Likely to be Written-off?

Following extensive research based on a sample of 5,430 write-offs taken from MIAFTR Ireland (Irish Motor Insurance Anti-Fraud and Theft Register), Cartell.ie can reveal that the colours purple (0.0132 per 1000) and green (0.0130 per 1000) are the two colours most likely to be written-off in the Irish fleet. A write-off occurs when a vehicle […]

Protect Yourself from Car Scams in Ireland

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. Therefore Cartell have investigated the issue and can report on some of the […]


Car registration data reveals aging fleet

Latest data from vehicle history and data expert Cartell and vehicle sales platform CarsIreland.ie report that the age of the fleet is increasing as date of car registration data reveals owners are holding onto their vehicles longer during the pandemic. The overall picture shows the age of the private fleet, both native and imported, has […]


Vehicle History and data expert Cartell.ie and car sales platform CarsIreland.ie announced on June 23rd the results of an analysis on Electric Vehicle (EV) sales in the Irish market in the year-to-date. Volkswagen’s commitment to delivering high-quality electric vehicles is reflected in the sales results in Ireland in 2021 but there are many other insights […]

Almost One Million Vehicles go End-of-Life since Inception

end of life vehicles

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie and Car Sales Platform CarsIreland.ie reported on Wednesday 12th May, 2021 on the success of the original Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (SI 282 of 2006) which were replaced in 2014 by the European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 281/2014). Since the inception of the End-of-life […]

CarsIreland.ie and Ulster Bank’s Lombard launch 2021 Car Dealership Awards

CarsIreland car dealership awards 2021

Our friends at CarsIreland.ie announced on March 10 that they have once again teamed up with Ulster Bank’s Lombard for their 2021 CarsIreland.ie Dealer Awards. The awards, in their seventh year, strive to recognise the online marketing efforts of car dealerships across the country. There are three award categories – Best Presented Cars, Best Online […]

Vehicle Recall Information in Ireland


Vehicle recalls in Ireland are a relatively common occurrence and motorists would do well to pay attention to recall information as research from the US shows that as much as 40% of motorists do not take action on recalls, which could affect the safety or roadworthiness of the affected vehicle. And while recalls can often […]

Irish Used Car Market: What you are searching for and what you are buying

irish used cars market

Vehicle digital platform CarsIreland.ie and Cartell.ie announced on March 3rd the results of our first joint analysis on the used car market in Ireland. For this study CarsIreland.ie looked at the most-popular-searched-cars across its site in February 2021. Those results were then compared with data from Cartell.ie which showed the most popular private models so […]

EU Proposes Speed Limiters for all new Vehicles

Speed Limiter on new cars

After EU agreement, 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 gave their approval. How the speed limiter works? The speed limiter device […]

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 – […]

Repossessed Cars 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 […]