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. […]

Sterling not a Major Factor for Imports

Brexit: For the day that’s in it we are re-publishing these study findings from last year Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports on the results of analysis matching the fluctuating value of GBP (“sterling”) and the numbers of vehicle imports into Ireland. Cartell tracked monthly vehicle imports for a 90-month-period from January 2008 to June 2015. […]

Finance Levels Up as PCPs impact market

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (8th June) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 9.5%. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than last year. From a sample of over 5,906 vehicles […]

Written-Off UK Imports Prominent in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE Follow-Up to RTÉ Prime Time Programme Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (11th May) on the actual numbers of written-off vehicles imported into Ireland from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015. In a first-of-its-kind analysis – which follows-up on last night’s RTÉ Prime Time programme – Cartell reports that 10.75% of all UK […]

New Vehicle Market up 23%

PRESS RELEASE USED MARKET UP 5% Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie report today (26th February) the market for both new and used vehicles is up in 2016 – the increase is significant in the case of new vehicle sales. Total transactions for new vehicles stand at 64,718 in the year up to February 25. […]

New Vehicle Market up 22%

PRESS RELEASE Used Market up 3% Vehicle History and Data expert Cartell.ie report today (27th January) the market for both new and used vehicles is up in 2016 – the increase is significant in the case of new vehicle sales. Total transactions for new vehicles stand at 33,448 in the year up to January 24. […]

130,000 Private Cars Set To Leave Fleet in 2016

Opportunity for Strong New Car Sales Vehicle history and data experts Cartell.ie report today (6th January) that it expects 130,000 vehicles to leave the fleet in 2016, up 12% over last year, which presents an opportunity for the industry to sell more new vehicles. Cartell.ie looked at the natural rate of attrition of the fleet […]

Clocking Still a Concern

PRESS RELEASE UK Buyers Now Most at Risk Vehicle History Expert CARTELL.IE report today (November 25) that “clocking” is still prevalent in the market – particularly for potential buyers of UK vehicles. Cartell.ie examined a random sample of 4,479 vehicle history checks carried out on the site by potential buyers in September and October. The […]

Beware the “Trending” Scams in Marketplace

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle History Check Expert CARTELL.IE today (20th October) issue consumer advice to avoid “trending” scams in the marketplace. Private transactions involving a motor vehicle can be difficult and the market environment can be treacherous for the buyer, and sometimes for the seller, of a vehicle. Here are some of the current scams in […]

Written-Off Vehicle’s granted VRT Refunds

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE announce today (October 1) the number of written-off vehicles exported out of the State and issued a VRT refund. In August Cartell.ie announced that 3,284 vehicles had been exported out of the State and of those 556 or 17% had Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) refunded by the Government. Refund […]

Cartell team up with TecDoc for Auto Trade EXPO

CARTELL SHOWCASES AT AUTO TRADE EXPO  Vehicle History and Data Expert CARTELL.IE  announce today (16th September) it will join forces with long term business partner TecDoc – Europe’s leading parts data information provider – at the Auto Trade EXPO in Dublin in October (17th & 18th October) Cartell.ie will showcase at the EXPO its range […]

Luxury Motor Vehicle Exodus

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data experts CARTELL.IE report today (August 18) that luxury vehicles like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Bentley, feature in the list of vehicles issued a refund under the “VRT Export Repayment Scheme”. So far in 2015 there have been 3,284 vehicles exported out of the State. Of those vehicles 556 (or 17%) […]

New Vehicle Sales set to Eclipse total for 2014

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (July 17) that new vehicle sales so far this year are set to eclipse last year’s total – with more than 5 months of the year remaining. There have been 118,083 New Vehicle Sales (all types) in the year to date. Last year’s total was 119,172. The […]

Car Finance Levels Rising Fast

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports today (25 June 2015) that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 9.6%. The levels of finance in the market place are rising fast – the equivalent figure for December 2014 was 7% – marking a significant rise of almost 40%. […]

New Vehicle Sales up 32% : Used Market up 11%

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE report today (April 17) that in Q1 2015 there have been 75,655 new vehicles sold. The number includes all new vehicles registered in the State in 2015 and includes private, hackney, taxi as well as light and heavy commercial vehicles and all other classes of vehicle. The figure represents […]

Car Finance Levels “Bottom Out”: Now Rising Fast

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle History Expert CARTELL.IE reports today (April 9) that car finance levels are rising rapidly. Cartell.ie looked at the overall percentage of vehicles offered for sale and checked via Cartell.ie between the period July 2008 to March 2015. The results show that while the overall-low-point was found recently in December 2014 – when […]

Buyer Beware! Stolen NCT Certs Circulating

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE issues today (February 18) images of a stolen NCT Certificate found circulating in the market. Cartell.ie understands that an armed holdup at an NCT centre in Drogheda in October 2013 resulted in the theft of 850 official certificates. These certificates are stolen official documents, so they entirely resemble authentic […]

Age of Fleet Levels-Off as Car Industry in Recovery

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE report today (January 28th) that the age of the private fleet in Ireland has levelled off significantly for the first time in over 10 years. The age of the private fleet now stands at 8.83 years. Cartell.ie tracked the average age of a private vehicle in Ireland in January […]

22,181 vehicles in Ireland have 10 owners or more

PRESS RELEASE Average number of owners is 2.64 per vehicle Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie report today (1st January) there are 22,181 vehicles in Ireland that have 10 owners or more over the course of the lifetime of the vehicle. The highest number of owners recorded for a single vehicle is 34 owners. There are 177 […]

New Vehicle Sales nearly 120K for 2014

  PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie report today (December 17) that so far in 2014 there have been 118,696 vehicles sold. The number includes all new vehicles registered in the State in 2014 and includes private, hackney, taxi as well as light and heavy commercial vehicles and all other classes of vehicle. The figure […]

Increase in Levels of Finance for Key Registration Years

PRESS RELEASE  New Players in Finance Market Continue to Make Big Impact Vehicle data expert Cartell.ie reports today (14 November 2014) that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than last year. In the case of one-year-old vehicles – the levels of vehicles offered for sale with […]

Smart Irish Buyer Opting for Larger Engines

PRESS RELEASE SMART IRISH BUYER OPTING FOR LARGER ENGINES Research says larger engine more fuel-efficient Vehicle Car History Check expert Cartell.ie report today (22nd October) that the 1.6 litre engine is the most popular engine size in the Irish private fleet.* The 2.0 litre engine is the second most popular overall. The 1.6 litre engine […]

Premium Car sales are up 21 per cent

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle History Check Expert Cartell.ie reports today (September 22) that sales of premium cars in Ireland have increased significantly in the last 12 months. Premium Car sales are up 21 per cent year-on-year Sales of premium vehicles have increased by 21% on last year with total sales recorded of 11,977 against 9,897 for […]

Cartell welcomes news that NCT Certs will display mileages

PRESS RELEASE Cartell today welcomes news that the National Car Test (N.C.T.) certificate will display the three most current mileage readings as part of a range of new measures. Jeff Aherne, Director, Cartell.ie, says: We are delighted with the announcement by Applus+ that the most current NCT mileage readings are set to be included on […]

Used Vehicle Market Report 2014

PRESS RELEASE Cartell reports today (July 9) on the results of an extensive used vehicle market analysis. Cartell considered the Irish Car Parc as a whole as well as used vehicle sales for the first 4 months of the year i.e 1st January to 30th April 2014 (“T1 2014”) and used vehicle sales for 1st […]

No Evidence of Spike in “Clocking”

Cartell today (May 15, 2014) say there is no evidence of a spike in the rate of clocking since introduction of legislation which criminalised vehicle clocking earlier this year. Cartell Director Jeff Aherne says: We see no evidence of a spike in clocking since the introduction of the new legislation. Currently our own figures indicate […]

Tarmac Battle resumes in Killarney

With entries still open for the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes over the May Bank Holiday weekend, over 90 crews have entered and the stage is already set for battle royal in all classes and categories of the  35th Rally of the Lakes. Heading the international Entry list is last year’s winner, Gary Jennings […]

Tuesday: Most Popular Day to Conclude Business in Automotive in 2013

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie report on the most popular day to buy or sell a motor vehicle in 2013. The most popular day of the year to do business in 2013 was the first Tuesday in October. Once again Tuesday was the day most business was done for the whole of 2013. Of the top-10 […]

Cartell.ie Director Jeff Aherne features live on TV3

Vehicle History Check expert Cartell.ie featured on Ireland AM this morning when Cartell Director Jeff Aherne spoke to Mark Cagney about car clocking and write offs and informed viewers about the latest developments – and Cartell’s work in helping bring about those changes. Jeff spoke about the dangers of vehicle clocking, the regulatory issues, including […]

Cartell Welcomes Swift Action on Vehicle Write Offs

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie today (16 January) commends the Government for swift action on the issue of regulation of vehicle write offs. Earlier this month (January 6) Cartell issued a Press Release which estimated that at least 6 deaths occur per annum in vehicles which were previously written off. Following from the success […]

“Clocking” set to be criminalised on Wednesday

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle History Check Expert Cartell.ie today (January 13) welcomes the news that the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport is set to move amendments to the Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013 on Wednesday which will introduce the offence of “interference with the odometer of a motor vehicle” into Irish law. That legislation […]

Cartell calls for Proper Regulation of Write Offs in Ireland

PRESS RELEASE PROPER REGULATION OF WRITE OFFS COULD REDUCE ROAD DEATHS Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie today (6 January 2014) calls on the Irish Government to introduce legislation for the proper regulation of vehicle write offs. At present there are approximately 36,000 vehicles written off in Ireland every year. About 12,000 of those are never returned […]

Large-engine cars losing value – numbers reducing

PRESS RELEASE LARGE-ENGINE CARS LOSING VALUE NUMBERS DWINDLE Vehicle data experts Cartell report today (19th December) that large-engine vehicles (those in excess of 2,000cc) are in decline with their numbers dwindling.  There has been a 72% decrease in the number of 2 litre vehicles registered in 2012 versus 2007. Values have fallen such that the […]

Used Vehicle Transactions Up 35% in September

Trend is Upwards in Used Car Market Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie today (20 November 2013) reports on a spike in used vehicle transactions in September. The total number of used vehicle transactions, seen as a good indicator of overall activity in the market, shows that 93,550 vehicles changed hands – the highest monthly total since […]

Clocking Falls Slightly – NMR at 10 Million

PRESS RELEASE Clocking rate still above 10% National Mileage Register (NMR) hits 10 million Vehicle history check expert Cartell.ie reports today (30 October 2013) that the rate of clocking in Ireland is still above 10% although it has reduced marginally this year. The rate is now 10.5% down from a rate of 11% in January. […]

Toyota is No. 1 For re-sale Value in Ireland

Dublin – 14 October, 2013 – Toyota cars are number one in Ireland for retaining their value for longer than other car brands, according to the results of a comprehensive new study by Cartell.ie, Ireland’s largest official vehicle records and car history check company. The study analysed the residual values of new cars in the […]

PRESS RELEASE – 2014 May Be A Bumper Year for Car Sales

PRESS RELEASE 2014 MAY BE BUMPER YEAR FOR CAR SALES Research Points to Two-Tier Auto Market Car History Check expert Cartell.ie reports today (02 October 2013) that 2014 may be a bumper year for new vehicle sales given the right incentives – due to an overhang of 42,000 vehicles which ordinarily would have traded-up in […]

Press Release: Significant Increase in Levels of Vehicle Finance

PRESS RELEASE Significant Increase in Levels of Vehicle Finance: New Players in Finance Market Making Big Impact Cartell.ie report today (12 September 2013) that significantly more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than last year. In the case of 2012 vehicles the levels of vehicles offered for […]

Cartell on RTÉ DriveTime

Cartell statistics quoted on RTÉ Drivetime Earlier this week Used Car History Check experts Cartell issued a blog about the issue of clocking, its impact across Europe, and our work to assist alleviate the issue in Ireland. Our report, from January 2013, stated that the rate of clocking of a motor vehicle in Ireland has climbed […]

Consumer not fully protected by Gardai

PRESS RELEASE CONSUMER NOT FULLY PROTECTED BY GARDAI Up to 2k stolen vehicles on the market in Ireland Used Car History Check expert Cartell today (July 16) is calling for the release of stolen motor vehicle data to the consumer. At present the Irish consumer has no simple way of knowing if a vehicle they […]

Cartell.ie appears live on RTE

Petrol positioned for a comeback – coverage Regular readers will be aware of the significant publicity generated by our earlier story this week. In conjunction with completecar.ie we conducted an analysis of the new car market and observed that petrol engines are positioned for a comeback. This is based on a combination of factors, including, […]

Press Release: Petrol Cars in Position for Comeback

Petrol Cars in position for comeback Used Car History Check experts Cartell.ie report today (17 June 2013) that Irish new car buyers may, contrary to popular belief, be financially better off opting for a petrol-powered car in preference to a diesel one. The savings could be in the thousands depending on a number of factors. […]

European Championship Rallying returns to Killarney

FIA entrants will lead Cartell.ie Rally of the Lakes Rally weekend is upon us! Crews registered for the FIA European Historic Rally Championship will lead the field away from the start of the Cartell.ie International Rally of the Lakes on Saturday May 4th. The Rally of the Lakes is the fourth round of the European […]

Age of 400,000 Commercial Fleet Soars

PRESS RELEASE Age of 400,000 Commercial Fleet Soars Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie reports today (April 23) that the average age of a commercial vehicle in Ireland stands at 9.28 years – 1 year more than the average age for a private vehicle in Ireland. The average age of a commercial vehicle has increased […]

Carzone State-of-the-Market report

Used Car History Check expert Cartell.ie is delighted to be associated with the Carzone bi-annual report summarising the Irish car market in 2012, in which 889,441 used cars changed hands. The report was launched today and includes significant streams of data provided by Cartell.ie. It has received extensive coverage in the media. According to the […]

‘Clocking set to become illegal’ – Department of Transport

“Cartell Clocking Bill” influences Government Used Car History Check expert Cartell is delighted to welcome the news published in today’s Irish Independent that clocking is set to become illegal – at the behest of the Department of Transport. As readers will be aware Cartell’s legal division wrote a Bill which sought to make clocking illegal […]

Press Release: Irish Choose Larger Engines

PRESS RELEASE IRISH CHOOSE LARGER ENGINES Diesel most popular choice Vehicle Car History Check expert Cartell.ie report today (25 March 2013) that the 1.6 litre engine is now the most popular engine size in the Irish private fleet.* The 1.6 litre engine is now undeniably Ireland’s choice of engine size representing 28% of registrations in […]