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 […]

Used Car or New Car Costs Calculator!

We already published some information on the type of factors which should go into your decision to purchase either a used car, or a new car. We wrote about the various elements: tax, fuel economy, depreciation value, which go into the decision. We want to take that one step further and show you the importance […]

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 […]

Insurance Write-Off Categories: Category C Write-Off Explained

There is still some confusion out there about the various insurance write-off categories and here at Cartell we often get queries about Cartell car history check reports such as “what does a category C insurance write-off mean?”. So here follows a brief description of what each of the insurance write-off categories signify for your vehicle. […]