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Half of ‘imports’ checked in 2019 showed alerts

PRESS RELEASE launched to provide vehicle history transparency [14/08/2019]: Audi Ireland has launched an innovative joint promotion with vehicle history and data expert 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 is now operational. The new […]

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Cartell at the Honda Track Day

This week Cartell (among others) were given the most fantastic of opportunities, courtesy of Honda Ireland. For some reason the Powers-that-be in Honda Ireland decided they would treat a select few to a Track Day at Mondello Park. Attendees from Cartell included Managing Director Nicola Aherne and Marketing Manager Jonathan McCluskey. Setting the scene First […]

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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 […]

Continue Reading International Rally of the Lakes 2019 celebrates its Ruby Anniversary

 Press Release International Rally of the Lakes Preview By: Sean Moriarty Vehicle history and data expert announce today (April 29th) on the preview for the 40th edition of the International Rally of the Lakes. The biggest sporting occasion in the country this weekend will be the 40th running of the Rally […]

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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 […]

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CO2 Emissions – the trend is unfortunately upwards

PRESS RELEASE  Vehicle history and data expert 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” […]

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Used Car Sales Down

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert announce today (April 3rd) on the findings from the latest state of the market report in conjunction with auto consultants BAC. Used car sales for the first two months of 2019 are 6,765 units down – a decline of 3.8%. However, used imports rose 4.6% in 2018 […]

Continue Reading at the Geneva Motor Show 2019!

Vehicle history and data company is at the Geneva Motor Show. This is the eighth visit by the company to the show. Each year the very latest and best vehicles and technology are on display and we are going to quickly guide you through our favourites! Honda Urban EV Electric vehicles are the talking […]

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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 are delighted to announce today (27th February) that this year’s 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 […]

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What is C.A.V.E and how is it affecting the Automotive Industry?

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 […]

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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. tracked the imported fleet in 2018 (all vehicles) between January 1st and September 30th (3 quarters) and found that […]

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Carzone Motoring Report 2018

In July, our friends over at produced their Motoring Report which examined trends in the Irish motoring market. They kindly credited ourselves,, for providing some of the data used throughout. Check out a synopsis of the report below or download the full report in PDF format here.   Irish motorists report an increase […]

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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 started recording these statistics. calculated the total value of new vehicles purchased in Ireland between the years 2006 […]

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Saudi women to get behind the wheel!

It’s official, Saudi women are now allowed behind the wheel after the decades long ban has been lifted. Last September it was announced the ban would be lifted, and the first licences were issued to women this month. More than 120,000 women applied for a driver’s license Sunday, according to senior Ministry of Interior and […]

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Lexus launch their Service service, powered by!

Lexus have just released their new Car Service website, which is powered by ourselves at The website will allow Lexus owners to enter the registration of their current vehicle, 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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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, will discuss how […]

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Vehicles more Fuel Efficient yet Ireland faces Carbon Penalty

PRESS RELEASE Vehicle history and data expert 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. 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 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 is publishing a blog that appeared on car communications site 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 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 is looking at bad habits on the roads. A lot of bad driving habits can be dangerous ones as well – like this morning when 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 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 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, 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 history check. Our dedicated Customer Service team, advised her the car appeared to have lost approximately 30 thousand […]

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