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Requirements for XL category in the UK

To be eligible to use the Bolt platform your vehicle must meet the following general requirements:

  • You must have no commercial branding on your vehicle
  • The vehicle must have 4 doors and a minimum of 6 seats (excluding the driver)
  • Be in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage

In addition to the requirements above, there are some additional requirements depending on where you are licensed:

Licensing area Additional requirements
London, Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Maximum vehicle age: 10 years
  • Vehicles registered as a private hire vehicle after 1 January 2020:
    • PHVs under 18 months old must be zero-emission capable (ZEC) and meet the Euro 6 emissions standard when licensed for the first time
    • PHVs over 18 months old must have a Euro 6 (petrol or diesel) engine when licensed for the first time

Note: PHVs licensed in London prior to 01/01/2020 are not affected

Tameside
  • Maximum vehicle age: 12 years
Ashfield, Bath, Birmingham City, Bristol, Broxtowe, Buckinghamshire, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dudley, Edinburgh, Gedling, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Newport, North Somerset, Nottingham, Oadby & Wigston, Oldham, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Salford, Sandwell, Sheffield, Solihull, South Cambridgeshire, South Gloucestershire, South Kesteven, Trafford, Walsall, Wolverhampton
  • Maximum vehicle age: 10 years
  • In Trafford, the maximum vehicle age for electric vehicles is 15 years
Manchester City
  • Maximum vehicle age: 7 years
Newcastle
  • No age restrictions (subject to passing the council testing and requirements)

You can find a list of accepted vehicle models for the XL category below:

Audi

Q7

BMW

216 D, 216 Gran Tourer, 218 D, 218i M Sport Gran Tourer, 220D Gran Tourer

Chevrolet

Orlando

Chrysler

Grand Voyager

Citroen

Berlingo, C4, C4 Picasso, Dispatch Combi, Grand C4 Picasso, Spacetourer

Fiat

500L, Scudo, Talento

Ford

C-max, Connect, Galaxy, Grand C-max, Journey RS, S-max, Tourneo, Transit, Transit Custom

Hyundai

I800, Sante Fe

Kia

Carens, Sedona, Sorento

Land Rover

Discovery

Lexus

Rx, RXL

Mazda

5, Premacy

Mercedes-Benz

EQB, EQV, eVito, GL, GLB, V300, V-class, Viano, Vito

Mitsubishi

Outlander

Nissan

Citan, Elgrand, E-nv200, Evalia, Nv200, Nv300, Nv350, Primastar, Qashqai, Serena, X-trail

Peugeot

5008, Expert, Expert Eurobus, Expert Independence, Expert Tepee, Traveller

Renault

Espace, Grand Scénic, Scénic, Trafic

Seat

Alhambra, Tarraco

Skoda

Kodiaq

SsangYong

Rodius, Turismo

Tesla

Model X

Toyota

Alphard, Corolla Verso, Estima, Highlander, Noah, Previa, Proace, Sienta, Verso, Voxy, Wish

Vauxhall

Vivaro, Zafira

Volkswagen

Caddy, Sharan, Tiguan, Touran, Transporter

Volvo

XC90

Additional information:

  • 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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