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Vehicle requirements in South Africa

To be eligible for our platform, your vehicle must meet the following requirements:

  • The vehicle must have less than 100 000 km on the clock
  • The vehicle must be in good cosmetic condition
  • The vehicle must pass the RaspberryONE Self inspection.

Note: You should provide the required documents when registering a new vehicle to operate on the Bolt platform.

Please check the vehicle requirements for the categories below:

  • For metropolitan cities (Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban)
  • For remote cities (East London, Emalahleni, Ermelo, Garden Route, Grahamstown, Kimberley, Mbombela, Mthatha, Phuthaditjaba, Mahikeng, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwane, Potchefstroom, Port Elizabeth, Queenstown, Rustenburg, Thohoyandou, Upington and Welkom)

Metropolitan cities 

Vehicle Categories:

  • Johannesburg: Go, Base, XL, Premium, Comfort and Van
  • Cape Town: Go, Base, XL, Comfort and Premium 
  • Durban: Go, Base, XL and Comfort

Bolt Go

  • 2010+ 4-door hatchbacks
  • 2010-2012 4-door sedans, SUV's, and 6-7 seaters

Bolt Base

  • 2013+ 4 door sedans and SUVs

Bolt XL 

  • 2013+ 6-7 seaters

Bolt Van 

  • 2013+ 8-11 seaters

Bolt Premium 

  • 2013+ luxury sedans, SUVs, 6-11 seater vehicles

Bolt Comfort

  • 2016+ 4 door sedans and SUVs

Please note that to qualify for this category, you must accept at least 9 out of 10 card trips.

Remote cities 

Vehicle Categories: Go and Base (All cities)

Bolt Go 

  • 2010+ 4 door hatchbacks

Bolt Base 

  • 2010+ 4 door sedans, SUVs and 6 - 11 seater vehicles

Bolt XL

  • 2010+ 6-7 seater vehicles
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