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Vehicle Requirements

To know if your vehicle qualifies to drive for Bolt, please check the vehicle requirements for the categories in Kenya below:

To add a new vehicle to your profile, you will need to provide documents listed in the Vehicle documents section.


Tuktuk

Available in Kisumu & Kakamega and Mombasa

  • Vehicle must be a 2013 or newer model
  • Vehicle must seat two passengers.

Boda

Available in Kisumu & KakamegaNakuru & Naivasha, Eldoret & Kitale, Mombasa, and Nairobi

  • Bike must be a 2010 or newer model
  • Bike must seat one passenger.

Bolt Lite

Available in Nairobi, Kisumu & Kakamega, Mombasa, and Nakuru

  • Vehicle must be a 2011 or newer model
  • Vehicle must seat at least 3 passengers
  • Vehicle must be a Hatchback
  • Vehicle must have an engine capacity of between 650cc and 1500cc
  • Vehicle must be in good cosmetic condition.

Bolt Base

Available in all cities in Kenya

  • Nairobi: Vehicle must be a 2012 or newer model
  • Mombasa: Vehicle must be a 2010 or newer model
  • Kisumu & Kakamega, Nakuru & Naivasha, Eldoret & Kitale, and Mount Kenya: Vehicle must be 2008, or newer
  • Vehicle must seat four passengers 
  • Vehicle must be a Hatchback, Sedan or Station Wagon
  • Nairobi: Vehicle must have an engine capacity of 1500cc or more
  • Other cities: Vehicle must have an engine capacity of between 1200cc and 1500cc
  • Vehicle must be in good cosmetic condition.

Bolt Green

Available in Nairobi

  • Vehicle must have been manufactured 10 years ago or earlier
  • Vehicle must seat four passengers 
  • Vehicle must be a specious Sedan or Station Wagon
  • Vehicle must be in good cosmetic condition

Note: In Nairobi, electric/hybrid vehicles are accepted for both Bolt Lite and Bolt Base, subject to logbook approval.

Bolt XL

Available in Mombasa and Nairobi

  • Vehicle must be a 2008 or newer model
  • Vehicle must seat six passengers (the number of passenger seats must be indicated in the insurance policy)
  • Vehicle must be in good cosmetic condition.

Vehicle documents

Boda (Motorbike) documents

If you want to add a new motorbike to your profile, fill in the new vehicle application on the driver portal and upload the required documents:

  • Motorbike photo, displaying a number plate
  • PSV insurance.

Car documents

If you want to add a new vehicle to your profile, fill in the new vehicle application on the driver portal and upload the required documents:

  • Vehicle photo
  • PSV insurance
  • Vehicle Logbook
  • NTSA System Generated Inspection Report (available on the NTSA TIMS platform).
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