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Vehicle requirements in the United Kingdom

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

Bolt category:

  • London:
    • 2011 model or newer
    • Have no commercial branding
    • Vehicle registered as a private hire vehicle after 1 January 2018: Euro 6 petrol or diesel engine, or a Euro 4 petrol-hybrid engine in order to meet new emission requirements
  • Windsor and Maidenhead:
    • 2009 model or newer
  • Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Leicester, Birmingham City:
    • 2011 model or newer
  • Wolverhampton, Sheffield:
    • 2009 model or newer
  • Nottingham:
    • 2010 model or newer
  • Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Dudley, Newcastle:
    • No age restrictions (subject to passing the council technical testing)
  • Portsmouth:
    • Under 4 years on first licencing. No age limits for licence extensions, as long as the vehicle passes licencing checks 
  • Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire:
    • All vehicles must be 15 years old or less. Petrol/diesel vehicles must be 9 years old or less, and ultra-low emissions vehicles must be 12 years old or less
  • Have 4 doors and a minimum of 4 seats (excluding the driver)
  • Be in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage

Executive category:

  • London:
    • 2016 model or newer
  • Windsor and Maidenhead:
    • 2009 model or newer
  • Have a minimum of 4 seats (excluding the driver)
  • Models: Audi: A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q3, Q5; BMW: 216, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-series, X1, X3, X4, X5; Jaguar: I-Pace, Xe, Xf, Xjl; Lexus: Es300h, Gs, Is, Is 300h, Nx, Rx450h; Mercedes-Benz B-class, C-class, Cla, E-class, Gla, Gle, S-class, Eqc, Glc, Glc 250d, Gls, Ml-class; Peugeot: 508; Tesla: Model 3, Model S, Model X; Land Rover: Evoque, Range rover.

XL category:

  • London, Leicester, Birmingham City, Dudwell, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton:
    • 2011 model or newer
  • Windsor and Maidenhead:
    • 2009 model or newer
  • Have a minimum of 6 seats (excluding the driver)
  • Models: BMW 216 D, 218i M Sport Gran Tourer; Chevrolet Orlando; Chrysler Grand Voyager; Citroen: C4, C4 Picasso, Dispatch Combi, Grand C4 Picasso, Spacetourer; Fiat 500l, Scudo; Ford: C-max, Connect, Galaxy, Grand C-max, S-max, Tourneo, Transit, Transit Custom; Hyundai: I800, Santa fe; Kia: Carens, Sedona, Sorento; Land Rover Discovery; Lexus Rx, RXL; Mazda 5; Mercedes-Benz: EQV, eVito, GL, V300, V-class, Viano, Vito; Nissan: E-nv200, Evalia, Nv200, Nv300, Nv350, Primastar, Serena, X-trail; Peugeot: 5008, Expert, Traveller; Renault: Espace, Grand Scénic, Scénic, Trafic; Seat Alhambra; Skoda Kodiaq; SsangYong: Rodius, Turismo; Tesla Model X; Toyota: Corolla Verso, Estima, Highlander, Noah, Previa, Proace, Verso, Voxy, Wish; Vauxhall: Vivaro, Zafira; Volkswagen Caddy, Sharan, Tiguan, Touran, Transporter; Volvo XC90.

Electric category:

  • London:
    • 2011 model or newer
    • Have a minimum of 4 seats (excluding the driver)
    • Models: Audi e-tron, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Kona, Jaguar I-pace, Kia E-Niro, Kia Soul, Mercedes-Benz EQC, eVito, MG 5 EV, MG 5, MG ZS, Nissan Leaf, Nissan E-nv200, Peugeot e-208, Renault Zoe, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, Vauxhall Mokka-e, Volkswagen E-golf, Volkswagen ID.3, Volkswagen ID.4

Note:

  • Standard fare requests can't be disabled to have XL category requests only
  • New vehicles that match the requirements for either Executive or XL requests will be automatically assigned to the applicable categories. If you wish to only receive Executive requests, please contact our Support Team via the app.
  • You can be either an owner-driver or use a hired PHV. Please note that we do not provide vehicles to drivers.
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