Spending on Road Infrastructure behind – as Motor Tax funds Irish Water Vehicle history check expert Cartell.ie reports on the article which appears in today’s Irish Independent which says commuters are rejecting public transport in favour of the car as the economic recovery takes hold and people return to work. 32 billion kilometres has been […]
Vehicle history expert Cartell.ie report on news from Completecar.ie that the Government makes over €1 billion annually from motor tax. The figure was revealed by Environment Minister, Alan Kelly, in response to a parliamentary question from independent TD Mattie McGrath. The peak was in the period July 2013 – June 2014 when motorists rushed to […]
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 […]
Car History Check expert Cartell.ie report there were significant last-minute queues outside motor-tax offices to comply with the new system of declaring vehicles “off the road” according to the Irish Independent this morning. The rush is expected to add an additional €2m to local authority coffers. A three-month transitional period for declaring vehicles off the […]
If a person does not make a SORN or tax the vehicle, they could be stopped by the police. It is an automatic penalty of £80, as well as the requirement of paying for a new tax disc.
Motor Tax increases across the Board Budget 2013 saw Minister Noonan announce significant motor tax increases across the board for all vehicles – encompassing both the new and the old motor tax regimes. The changes had been flagged in the run up to the budget, and Cartell had made calculations on the extent of the […]
The Irish Independent today reports that private speed cameras could be used to detect motor tax dodgers. This comes following reports the Government is desperately trying to recover €100m worth of car tax lost each year. The paper says: “Hundreds of thousands of motorists face the prospect of being captured speeding on camera — and […]
And the best about this marvel from BMW is the efficiency of this rocket, 6.3 Litres of fuel per 100 km or 44mpg in old money, and the C02 is just 165 g/km meaning the tax is just €481 and fits into tax band D.
Government Motor Tax Coffers Plummit Cartell offers alternative motor taxation calculator Like everyone else who drives a car in Ireland we were all disappointed in the Cartell office to learn the news that the Minister for Finance is set to increase motor tax in the upcoming budget. We are told he will increase motor tax […]
The Irish Independent reports that the Department of the Environment has drafted legislation to allow for the confiscation of vehicles which are fraudulently declared off-the-road. The paper reports that a considerable number of vehicle owners are falsely declaring their vehicle to be off the road – and signing declarations to that effect – while continuing […]
The Irish Independent today reports that motorists are having their cars seized in unprecedented numbers because they are refusing to tax or insure them or apply for the NCT. 26,044 cars were seized by Gardai at the roadside last year which was more than twice the amount in previous years, according to Treacy Hogan. The […]
The Irish Independent today reports that hikes in motor tax, fuel costs and new motorway tolls are among a range of measures in the pipeline. The paper reports that drivers can expect to pay more to tax their car from early next year following a realignment of the tax system. It appears the government is […]
The Irish Independent today reports that as many as 120,000 motorists never pay any road tax according to figures obtained by that newspaper. Treacy Hogan, who wrote the article, also notes that 120,000 people are falsely declaring that their vehicle has been off the road for months – meaning road tax is not due on […]
CompleteCar.ie’s Paddy Comyn and Shane O’ Donoghue are calling for the addition of an Eco VRT (Vehicle Registration Tax) rate of 10% and the removal of road tax on newer, lower-emission vehicles for a period of two years. They claim the existing VRT and motor tax band system fails to offer an incentive to buyers […]
The idea of putting more tolls on the M50, M1 and national roads is hard to believe. However, the VRT take was down a massive €700 million in 2009 when compared to 2008, a mere €375 million was taken in 2009. The money has to come from somewhere..
I’m glad to say however that I’m impressed by what Peugeot have to offer at the moment.
For a long time now this car has been the taxi drivers favourite and it’s no surprise as to why. This car is a work horse that allows more miles than the average car. It’s spacious, comfortable and feels safe.
Citroen C3 1.4 HDi Firstly, in comparison to the last C3 it’s a small bit longer, and just a little bit wider. What does that mean? Well, a little bit more leg room and a little more space and maybe even tighter handling. The C3 also has what’s called the visiodrive. What’s that? I hear […]
Honda Insight In theory the Honda Insight is a very good car which has tapped into essential technology. Their IMA technology (Integrated Motor Assist), which was first introduced with the Honda Civic Hybrid, is very forward thinking. What this is is an electric motor which which gives added power to the car when needed, thus […]
Mazda6 MZR-CD 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel For years Mazda was a member of our family. It was there when I got home from school, when I grazed my leg and when I used to come home after a few beers. Our homestead saw many generations of Mazda come and go. My dad’s first Mazda was a […]
Alfa Romeo Mito I’ve always been a fan of Top Gear, and as a fan of Top Gear I’ve always wanted to own an Alfa Romeo……I mean I know they haven’t exactly got a name as being the most reliable car in the world, I know they don’t deliver excellence in the handling department, but […]
The Government collects revenue from drivers in multiple ways. VRT, Motor Tax, Insurance Levy, Fuel Excise (VAT), Tolls and Parking. Not surprisingly, and especially given the increased damage our roads suffered during the earlier part of 2010, most people want to know if the motor revenue collected is actually spent on improving their areas roads […]