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Vehicle and category requirements in the United Kingdom

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

Bolt category:

  • London:
    • Maximum vehicle age: 10 years
    • 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
  • Bristol, Southampton, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wolverhampton:
    • Maximum vehicle age: 12 years
  • Leicester, Sheffield
    • Maximum vehicle age: 11 years
  • Birmingham, Nottingham, Peterborough:
    • Maximum vehicle age: 10 years
  • Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Dudley, Newcastle:
    • No age restrictions (subject to passing the council technical testing)
  • Milton Keynes:
    • Maximum vehicle age: 6 years on first licensing. No age limits for licence extensions
  • Bath, Portsmouth:
    • Maximum vehicle age: 4 years on first licencing. No age limits for licence extensions, as long as the vehicle passes licencing checks 
  • Cambridge, 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
  • South Gloucestershire:
    • Maximum vehicle age: 15 years
  • North Somerset:
    • Maximum vehicle age on first licensing: 8 years. No age limits for licence extensions
  • Have 4 doors and a minimum of 4 seats (excluding the driver)
  • Be in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage

Executive category:

  • London:

Driver requirements:

    • Minimum rating: 4.5
    • Minimum monthly completion rate: 85% (For Executive journeys only)

Vehicle requirements: 

    • Maximum vehicle age: 5 years
    • Have a minimum of 4 seats (excluding the driver)
    • Models: Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A81, Q3, Q5; BMW 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-series, X1, X3, X4, X5; Jaguar F-Pace, I-Pace, XE, XF, XJL; Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque, Lexus CT, ES, GS, LS, NX, RX; Maserati Ghibli; Mercedes-Benz B-Class, C-Class, CLA, CLS, E-Class,  EQC400, GLA, GLC, S-Class, V-Class; Mitsubishi Outlander, Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X; Volvo S60.
  • 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, Peterborough, Leicester, Birmingham City, Dudwell, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton:
    • Maximum vehicle age: 10 years
  • Windsor and Maidenhead:
    • Maximum vehicle age: 12 years
  • 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, Journey RS, 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:
    • Maximum vehicle age: 10 years
    • 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

Comfort category:

  • London:

Driver requirements:

    • Minimum rating: 4.2
    • Minimum monthly completion rate: 75% (Across all journeys)

Vehicle requirements: 

    • Maximum vehicle age: 7 years
    • Have a minimum of 4 seats (excluding the driver)
    • Models: Audi A4, A5, A6, Q3, Q4 e-tron, Q7, Q8; BMW 1 Series, 2, Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, X5; Citroen C4, Grand C4 Picasso; Ford Edge, Kuga; Honda Civic, Cr-v, Hr-v, Insight, Ioniq, Kona; Infiniti Q30, Q50, Q70; Jaguar F-pace, I-pace, Xe; Kia Niro, Sorento, Sportage; Lamborghini Huracan; Land Rover Discovery, Evoque, Range Rover; Lexus CT, Gs, IS, NX, RX; Mazda 3,6, Cx-5; Mercedes-Benz A-class, B-class, C-class, CLA, CLS, E-class, EQV, GLA, GLC, GLE, GLS, S-class, V-class, Viano, Vito; MG 5, ZS; Mitsubishi Outlander, Shogun; Nissan NV200, NV300, NV350, Qashqai, X-Trail; Peugeot 5008, 508; Renault Kadjar; Skoda Superb; Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X; Toyota Camry, RAV4, Vauxhall Grandland, Insignia; Volkswagen Arteon, Caravelle, CC, ID.3, ID.4, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan; Volvo S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC90.

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