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Vehicle requirements

In the United Kingdom

Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets Uber car requirements in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and other cities in the UK, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.

Must-haves

Your vehicle

  • Model year 2008 or newer for London and year 2006 or newer for everywhere else in the UK
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • All vehicles must be licensed to carry a minimum of 4 passengers

Additionally, for London additional vehicle policies and conditions apply.

TfL Age & Condition Policy: Vehicles presented for first licensing in London must not be more than 5 years old from date of first registration and must have a Euro 6 petrol or diesel engine, or a Euro 4 petrol-hybrid engine. If you'd like to know more, you can read TfL's requirements here.

Imported vehicle policy: We accept imported versions of any vehicle on the London Vehicle List. All imported vehicles must possess all the vehicle documents listed in the below section (see ‘Vehicle Documents’ below).

Estate Policy: For UberX we accept Estate versions of every vehicle on our approved list (i.e. we take the Skoda Octavia which means we also take the Skoda Octavia Estate). However, we DO NOT accept ANY Estate vehicles on Exec or Lux.

We accept manual and automatic transmission vehicles, however we recommend automatic transmission as this makes for a smoother and easier driving experience for the rider and partner-driver.

What are you driving?

Vehicle options in the UK

UberX

Most newer 4-door sedans qualify to drive with UberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders. Vehicles must be able to seat 4 riders, in addition to the driver. Drive with Uber accepted cars in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and other cities in the UK.

UberXL

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.

Exec

Superior executive quality and style. Mid-tier luxury vehicles with high quality service. All Exec vehicles must be 2015 (65/15) plates or newer and seat at least 4 riders in addition to the driver.

Lux

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.

Access

Wheelchair accessible vehicles are converted vehicles that allow wheelchair users to remain in their wheelchairs as they ride.

Vehicles that are not accepted

Before purchasing vehicles for the Uber app, please make sure they are not on this list. These vehicles will not be accepted on the Uber app.

Electric vehicles

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

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