Bolt Nigeria Requirements 2020 Breakdown Of Earnings For Drivers

Bolt Nigeria Requirements 2020 Breakdown Of Earnings For Drivers:

Bolt is the second most popular ride-hailing service in Nigeria following Uber. Thanks to the likes of Bolt and Uber, commuters can now get around town conveniently and at pocket-friendly prices. Not only that, but it can also create great opportunities for you to increase your income or become your main source of income being a Bolt driving partner.

Four advantages of driving with Bolt are:

  • Good income: the average monthly earning of a Bolt driver in Lagos is N400,000
  • Anyone can partner with Bolt: regardless you are male or female, all you need is a car that meets Bolt car requirements in Nigeria 2020 (see below), or the ability to drive a car.
  • You can drive with your own available time: there is no fixed working time and no boss. You drive when you are available.
  • No monthly fee, no deposit: you only pay a commission when you earn.
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You earn on an as-you-work basis. There is no limit to the number of trips that you make in a day or week or even month. Payouts are made weekly.

A ride with Bolt will go like this: Bolt riders shall fill in their destination in the Bolt App, view fare estimate and a designated driver and get picked. Bolt drivers shall receive a ride request via your Bolt driver app, pick up the client and drive to the destination.

Ok, it sounds great! Now, what do you need to become a Bolt driver? Let’s check it out!

1. Bolt (Taxify) Nigeria requirements

The most important thing you need before you may become a driver on Bolt is a car that is acceptable on the Bolt platform. Aside from having a car that qualifies for the Bolt platform, you need to have a number of years of driving experience and a valid driver’s license.

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Bolt car requirements in Nigeria

In general, your vehicle should be 4-doors sedans or SUV from 2003 & Minivans from 2004. 2-door sedans and hatchbacks are not acceptable on Bolt. Please find the details below:

Accepted vehicles for Lite (Lagos only)

  • The model year is between 2002 and 2004
  • Your vehicle is a 4-door sedan or SUV
  • Your vehicle is in good condition
  • Your vehicle can seat at least 4 passengers

Accepted vehicles for Bolt

  • Your vehicle is no older than 14 years
  • Your vehicle is a 4-door sedan or SUV
  • Your vehicle is in good condition
  • Your vehicle can seat at least 4 passengers

 Accepted vehicles for Comfort (Abuja only)

  • Your vehicle is no older than 10 years
  • Your vehicle is a 4-door sedan or SUV
  • Your vehicle is in good condition
  • Your vehicle can seat at least 4 passengers

Accepted vehicles for XL (Lagos only)

  • Your vehicle is no older than 15 years
  • Your vehicle is an SUV or mini-van
  • Your vehicle is in good condition
  • Your vehicle can seat at least 6 passengers

Best cars for Bolt business

A car that fits for Bolt business should be sleek yet reliable and has a very good fuel economy. It should also cost little in maintenance so you can minimize the costs and maximize the earnings. Those cars include Toyota Avensis, Honda City and Toyota Corolla.

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Now if your car meets the above requirements, here are 2 more things:

  • Obtaining driver insurance: this is an auto insurance product provided by AutoGenious. It is mandatory because even if you already have auto insurance, it often doesn’t cover driving-for-hire.
  • Having Bolt vehicle inspection: this is a vehicle inspection service provided by AutoGenious that ensures your car is in good condition to provide the service. It costs ₦2000.

What if I don’t have a car?

If you don’t own a car but have a valid driver’s license, you can contact Bolt to find fleet owners or rental companies that offer the rented car at a good rate.

What vehicles are accepted for Bolt? Vehicles not older than 10-15 years

Driver requirements

  • Having a valid driver’s license. (See how to get a new driver license or how to renew driver license)
  • Completing Bolt driver training: you’ll be trained on how to deliver quality service and how to use the Bolt driver app

2. How do I become a Bolt driver in Nigeria? Step-by-step guide

Below are the 4 steps you need to follow before becoming a Bolt driver, as share by Naijauto, let’s check it out:

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Step #1. Sign up

  • To register, sign up at Bolt website:
  • Alternatively, you can download the Bolt (Taxify) Nigeria driver app:

Download Bolt Driver app for Android

Download Bolt Driver app for iOS

  • If you have up to three or more cars, you can register them as a fleet:

Step #2. Attend training

After registration and verification of your documents, check your email for the invitation for a driver training session.

Step #3. Get your vehicle accredited

  • Visit the nearest AutoGenius facility to get your vehicle inspected. Find the list of AutoGenius facilities in Nigeria at
  • Purchase DriverShield insurance package at

Step #4. Activation

Once your vehicle has been accredited, you are to visit a Bolt onboarding centre for an onboarding session and profile activation.

You are to take the following documents along with you when visiting the onboarding centre.

  • Valid Nigerian Drivers license
  • Valid AutoGenius vehicle inspection report
  • Vehicle License

Below are the addresses of Bolt onboarding centres across Nigeria:

  Bolt onboarding locations for eligible drivers
City Address Schedule
 Lagos 63 Razak Balogun Street, Surulere, Lagos State Monday – Friday

09:00 – 16:00

 Abuja  No 10, Volta Street (Off Thames Street), Maitama, Abuja Monday – Friday

09:00 – 15:00

 Benin City  Ehanire House, 34 Akpakpava Road Benin City, Benin Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00

 Calabar  The LiftHub Complex, 6A Housing Estate Road, Calabar Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00

 Ibadan  2nd Floor, No 34 Samonda Road, Ibadan Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00

 Owerri  No. B49/B66 L’Arcade Mall, 14C Okohia Layout, World Bank Area L, New Owerri, Imo State Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00

 Uyo  235, Oron Road (Before Shelter Afrique), Uyo Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00

Note that you will need to provide the car owner’s name and contact details if the vehicle does not belong to you as the driver. This step is to put in place to avoid using other people’s cars without their express permission.

Ordering and offering a ride via the Bolt app is quick and easy for both riders and drivers

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