Car Requirements for Uber In Nigeria & Acceptable Vehicles

Car Requirements for Uber In Nigeria | Vehicles Accepted By Uber Nigeria: Full List (2023).

Car Requirements for Uber In Nigeria

As we many know it, Public transport in Nigeria is beginning to change. The public transport we are mostly familiar with usually involves boarding a cab or a bus, waiting for other passengers to fill up the vehicle (if you’re lucky, you’re the last passenger to get in the vehicle), the vehicle then heads for your destination. Once again, you’re lucky if your destination is by the side of the main road. Otherwise, you would have some trekking to do.

Today, however, ride-sharing businesses like Uber, Bolt (Taxify) and Ocar have redefined the way we get around. All you have to do now is to open an app, order a cab like you would order a shirt from an online store, the cab meets you wherever you are and takes you to your final destination. And surprisingly, these businesses are quickly becoming more popular by the day because of the things they have to offer; comfort and ease.

About Uber

Uber Nigeria is a subsidiary of the popular car-hailing service, Uber. The story began in Paris when the company’s founders, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had difficulty hailing a cab. It was at this point, they thought of the idea of hailing a cab just by the tap of a button. This led to the founding of Uber in 2009. Two years later, the app was launched.

Uber has grown from its humble beginnings to become the world’s largest taxi company despite not owning any cars, view Uber ignites automated ridesharing for this 2020. The company primarily uses an app to get things done. With the Uber app, you can get your driver to your location with just one tap and you can pay with either cash or card.

See Also: How to Become a Uber Driver in Nigeria

Initially, Uber was used in a few metropolitan areas and specific black cars were used to provide this service.

Currently, Uber is present in over 600 cities including two cities in Nigeria, Lagos and Abuja.

If you’re looking to partner with Uber as a driver, there are some things you should know about the company in terms of car requirements.

First, Uber doesn’t discriminate which means anyone can partner with the company. It doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female as long as you have the car that fits their specs, you can become an Uber partner and start earning money by offering rides.

One of the advantages of being an Uber partner is that you can work at your own schedule. So, if you work from 9 to 5, you can use your car for Uber in the evenings or during the weekends.

If you’re interested in joining the Uber team and becoming a partner, here are the steps to take and the contact details you need.

First, you should visit the Uber website and register. Another option is to go to the company’s head office located at the iLx Centre (Venia), Plot 8, 2nd Floor, Providence Street, Lekki Phase 1.

If you’re located in Abuja, you can visit the Uber Office at 29 Mambilla Street, Off Aso Drive. There’s another office at Regus, River House, 83 Ralph Shoeinde Street, Central Business District, Abuja.

As an Uber partner, you may need to resolve certain issues from time to time and this could mean you having to visit the Uber office. In this case, you can either send an email to or you can book an appointment online, then you can go to the Lagos office to resolve your complaints.

Apart from its unique service, Uber has become a business opportunity for many Nigerians. You can earn over N200, 000 monthly just by working with Uber as a driver.

But before you commence the process of registering as a partner, your identity will be verified by Uber via a thorough background check.

Also, there are Uber-specific car requirements. As a Uber driver, you are either providing the UberX and UberSelect service.

The UberX is known as the entry-level ride-sharing service for Uber. It is the least expensive of all the Uber services which makes it quite popular. It offers lower fare rates unlike the UberSelect option.

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Car Requirements for Uber In Nigeria

However, the UberX and UberSelect have similar requirements.

  • Your vehicle must be sedan
  • No full-size vans are allowed (15 passengers)
  • No salvage vehicles are acceptable
  • Only one driver is allowed per Uber account
  • You must have a valid driver’s licence
  • Your mileage shouldn’t exceed 100,000 km when being put on the Uber system
  • Your vehicle must have seat belts for all passengers including the driver
  • Your vehicle should have a working radio and an air conditioner
  • Your vehicle will remain on the Uber system except riders complain
  • Your vehicle model year must be 2000 or newer
  • The vehicle should be a 4-door car
  • It should be in good working condition with no cosmetic damage
  • Your paperwork which includes Vehicle inspection report, auto insurance, Roadworthiness certificate must be up to date.

In 2016, Uber Nigeria ended their UberBlack service and replaced it with the UberSelect. The UberBlack is an Uber service where passengers are driven by professional chaffeurs in luxury cars. The UberBlack fare is usually twice that of an UberX.

If you want to drive for UberSelect in Nigeria, you can sign up via the Uber website. You will be given a sign up referral which entitles you to a sign-up bonus which includes a signup referral code.

Full List Of Vehicles Accepted By Uber In Nigeria

Overall, below is a full list of the vehicles accepted by Uber Nigeria:

If you want to be an Uber partner, below is a full list of vehicles accepted by Uber Nigeria:

Vehicle Make Vehicle Models Vehicle Class
Acura MDUberX UberUberBlack
Acura RDUberX UberUberX
Acura RL UberBlack
Acura RLUberX UberBlack
Acura TL UberX
Audi A4 UberX
Audi A6 UberBlack
Audi A7 UberBlack
Audi Q5 UberBlack
Audi S6 UberBlack
Audi S7 UberBlack
Audi S8 UberBlack
BMW 3 series UberX
BMW 5 series UberBlack
BMW 7 series UberBlack
BMW UberX3 UberBlack
BMW UberX4 UberBlack
BMW UberX5 UberBlack
BMW UberX6 UberBlack
Cadillac cts UberBlack
Chevrolet Cruze UberX
Chevrolet Epica UberX
Chrysler 300 UberX
Dodge Charger UberX
Dodge Durango UberBlack
Dodge Journey UberBlack
Ford Edge UberBlack
Ford EUberXplorer UberBlack
Ford EUberXpedition UberBlack
Ford Focus UberX
Ford Fusion UberX

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Geely MK UberX
Honda Accord UberX
Honda Crosstour UberX
Honda CR-V UberX
Hyundai Elantra UberX
Hyundai Accent UberX
Hyundai Santa Fe UberX
Hyundai Sonata UberX
Hyundai Tuscon UberX
Hyundai Veracruz UberX
Infiniti JUberX UberBlack
Infiniti M UberBlack
Infiniti M35 UberBlack
Infiniti M37 UberBlack
Infiniti M45 UberBlack
Infiniti M56 UberBlack
Infiniti Q50 UberX
Infiniti Q56 UberBlack
Infiniti Q60 UberBlack
Jeep Cherokee UberX
Jeep Compass UberX
Jeep Grand Cherokee UberX
Jeep Liberty UberX
Jeep Patriot UberX
Kia Optima UberX
Kia Rio (2014-newer) UberX
Kia Sedona UberX
Kia Sorento UberX
Kia Sportage UberX
Land Rover LR4 UberBlack
Land Rover Range Rover UberBlack
Land Rover Range Rover Sport UberBlack




Lexus 570 UberBlack
Lexus es 350 UberX
Lexus gs 350 UberX
Lexus gs 450 UberBlack
Lexus gs 460 UberBlack
Lexus ls 460 UberBlack
Lexus rUberX 350 UberBlack
Lexus rUberX 450 UberBlack
Lincoln MKC UberX
Lincoln MKS UberX
Lincoln MKT UberBlack
Lincoln MKUberX UberBlack
Mazda cUberX-5 UberX
Mazda cUberX-7 UberX
Mazda cUberX-9 UberX
Mazda 6 UberX
Mercedes-Benz E-Class UberBlack
Mercedes-Benz G-Class UberBlack
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class UberBlack
Mercedes-Benz M-Class UberBlack
Nissan MaUberXima UberX
Nissan Murano UberX
Nissan Rogue UberX
Nissan UberXterra UberX
Porsche Cayenne UberBlack
Porsche Panamera UberBlack
Rolls Royce Ghost UberBlack
Rolls Royce Phantom UberBlack
Suzuki Grand Vitara UberBlack
Toyota Avalon UberX
Toyota Avensis UberX
Toyota Camry UberX

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Toyota Highlander UberX
Toyota Landcruiser UberBlack
Toyota Prius UberX
Toyota RAV4 UberX
Toyota Venza UberX
Volkswagen Jetta UberX
Volkswagen Tiguan UberX
Volkswagen Touareg UberX

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