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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ireland bracing for influx of UK business imports

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie has today (21st February) expressed its concern that a UK interpretation of its consumer protection laws could see the number of company imports coming into Ireland shoot up. One million UK car buyers unknowingly bought an ex-rental or company car in the UK in the past 12 […]

Native Irish Fleet Lowest Since 2006 – As Imports Soar

Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (January 31st) that the size of the native Irish fleet is now at its lowest level since March 2006 (1.78 million) as imports soar (488k). The size of the native fleet (vehicles first registered in Ireland) fell quite dramatically in the final quarter of 2017: recording 1.85 […]

Finance Levels Rise Again – now 14.3%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (2nd January) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 14.3% – up from 12.5% in July 2017 and 11.5% in January 2017. From a sample of over 5,906 vehicles offered for sale and checked via the Cartell.ie website in 2017 it was […]

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. […]

Updated- “Clocking” Surges in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE -11% of domestic vehicles recorded mileage discrepancies (clocked or suspicious) – 18.43% of imported vehicles recorded mileage discrepancies (clocked or suspicious) 1 in 10 second hand cars for sale in Ireland has a false mileage displayed according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. The figure is even worse for cars […]

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 […]

Public and Trade warned of new Write-Off system in UK

PRESS RELEASE IMPORTING A USED CAR? Vehicle History experts Cartell.ie report today (Wednesday 21st June) the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in the UK are no longer using Category C and Category D vehicle write-off classification in their new Voluntary Code of Practice (COP) for the industry. Following a long review the new system will […]

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 Signs New Three-year Rally Sponsorship Deal!

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert CARTELL.IE announced today (2nd March) that it is to continue as title sponsor of the International Rally of the Lakes in Killarney for the next three years. The vehicle history expert has been the title sponsor of the event since 2010 and it will continue that agreement for […]

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, […]

Finance Levels Up since June – now 11.5%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (5th January) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 11.5% – up from 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 2015. From […]

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). […]

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 […]

Cartell Welcomes Regulation for Written-Off Vehicles

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE welcomes today (14th July) news that Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, yesterday brought new legislation to cabinet which will compel insurers to notify his Department of Category A and Category B write-offs. At present a voluntary system of notification is in place but for years Cartell.ie has called for […]

Used Imports into Ireland up 22%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (29th June) that the numbers of used vehicles imported into Ireland this year are up 22% on last year. In the month of May imports surged by 51.23% compared to the same month last year. Likewise in April imports were up by 39% compared with April 2015. […]