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Vehicle requirements

Wellington

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most four-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option.

Minimum requirements

  • In excellent working condition
  • No older than the maximum age for the Uber vehicle option chosen
  • A qualified vehicle according to specific product requirements
  • Registered and insured in New Zealand
  • Free from cosmetic damage and commercial branding

Other minimum rules apply to specific vehicle options.

Insurance

All vehicles driving with Uber must be covered by at least third party property damage car insurance. To drive with UberX, you also need to be listed on the car’s insurance policy, even if you are not its owner or the main policyholder.

Vehicle options in Wellington

UberX

Most newer cars qualify to drive with UberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders - an everyday ride at an affordable price.

Additional requirements

  • Are in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage
  • Are registered and insured in New Zealand
  • Are 10 years old or less (2008 model or newer as of 2018)
  • Have 4 doors
  • Seat 4-7 passengers plus the driver
  • Hold valid Certificate of Fitness
  • Are not taxis, government, branded or rebuilt vehicles

The following vehicles cannot use the UberX app

  • Pre-2009 Ford Falcons or variants.
  • Large passenger vans or heavy duty truck.

UberASSIST

This option is designed for riders living with disability, older adults, or those who need an extra hand when getting from place to place. UberASSIST vehicles can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, and collapsible scooters. You’ll also need to complete a free training course provided by Be Accessible.

Additional requirements

  • Are in excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage
  • Are deemed easy to access for passengers
  • Are registered and insured in New Zealand
  • Are 10 years old or less (model year 2007 as of 2017)
  • Have 4 doors
  • Hold valid Certificate of Fitness
  • Are not taxis or government, branded or rebuilt vehicles
  • Can accommodate folding wheelchairs, walkers, collapsible scooters, and other assistive devices

UberEATS

UberEATS is a food delivery app that allows people to order food from their favourite local restaurants at the tap of a button. You can deliver with UberEATS using your car, scooter or even your bicycle.

There are 4 ways to deliver with UberEATS:

With a bike:

  • You’re at least 18 years old
  • You can ride a bike around Wellington
  • You have passed a background check

With a scooter/motorcycle:

  • You’re at least 18 years old
  • You have a valid NZ licence (full Type 6)
  • Your scooter or motorcycle is a 1990 model or newer
  • Your scooter or motorcycle is registered in New Zealand
  • You have vehicle insurance (third-party property or comprehensive)
  • You have passed a background check

With a moped (50cc or less):

  • You’re at least 18 years old
  • You have an unrestricted (full Type 1) NZ licence
  • Your moped is a 1990 model or newer
  • Your moped is registered in New Zealand
  • You have vehicle insurance (third-party property or comprehensive)
  • You have passed a background check

With a car:

  • You’re at least 18 years old
  • You hold an unrestricted (full Type 1) NZ licence
  • Your car is a 1990 model or newer
  • Your car is registered in New Zealand
  • You have vehicle insurance (third-party property or comprehensive)
  • You have passed a background check

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