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Vehicle requirements in Canada

Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets Uber car requirements in your city and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.

Your vehicle must-haves

To drive with Uber in Canada, your vehicle must meet these minimum requirements:

  • 4-door vehicle
  • 10 years or newer (2013 vehicle model year and newer)
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial and/or Uber branding
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass a vehicle inspection by a licenced mechanic


Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle needs to be registered in your name to qualify.

Eligible vehicles list

Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with Uber in your city.

Vehicle options in Canada


The most popular vehicle option for riders.

Vehicle's model year must be 10 years or newer to qualify to drive with UberX.


Seat extra passengers—and get higher fares—with your high-capacity vehicle. They must seat at least 6 riders in addition to the driver.

All vehicles must be 2008 (58 / 08) plates or newer. Many SUV vehicle models qualify to drive with UberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify. Drive with vehicles that meet Uber car requirements in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and other cities in the UK.


The ultimate luxury style and experience. All Lux vehicles must be 2015 (65/15) plates or newer and seat at least 4 riders in addition to the driver.

Onboarding for Lux is currently paused in London.

Electric vehicles

We've set ourselves the bold aim of making every car on the Uber app in London fully electric by 2025.

Class 1-55 Registration FAQs

  • A Class 1-55 Vehicle Registration is a type of registration distributed by the province to those providing ride for hire services.

    Please note: Class 1-55 Vehicle Registration does not provide Uber driver-partners with the same privileges as a taxi.

  • All registries in Alberta should be equipped to handle this type of registration change.

  • You should receive the new registration immediately upon payment at the registry.

  • You can expect this to typically cost $25, although costs may vary.

  • You'll need to update the licence plate on your vehicle to match your new registration, but, you may keep the old licence plate. The cost of a new licence plate is included in the registration cost.

  • A Class 1-55 is almost identical to other Alberta vehicle registrations, with only a few key differences: a number '1' in SECTION 1 under CLASS, and the word 'Livery' under TYPE OF OPERATION.

Vehicle solutions

No matter how you plan to drive, we can help you find a car that’s right for you. Discover the range of options available to you.

Get more from Uber

  • Get support

    Let’s make every Uber trip hassle-free. Our support pages can help you set up your account, get started with the app, adjust fares, and much more.

  • Contact Uber

    Got questions? Get answers. Enjoy personal support at an Uber Greenlight Hub in your city.

  • Find a fleet

    If you would like to drive using the Uber app and need to be connected with a licensed fleet company, as per local regulatory requirements, please connect with some of the fleets listed here.

  • Rewards

    Reduce your costs and take home more of what you make in your city with driver discounts and rewards from Uber’s partners.

  • Partner Protection

    Partner Protection helps protect you from the cost of accidents or life events, and is provided at no cost to all eligible independent driver partners.


The information provided on this web page is intended for informational purposes only and may not be applicable in your country, region, or city. It is subject to change and may be updated without notice.