To help driver-partners better manage the escalating operating costs and solve the present supply shortfall, Grab will suspend its vehicle age requirement regulation beginning on February 23, 2023. This means that driver-partners with COE cars 10 years old or older can keep working for Grab.
The announcement comes almost 2 years after Grab announced that starting from November 1, 2021, its existing drivers could only drive cars that were below 12 years old, and by July 2022, the company’s entire fleet of cars must be below 10 years old. New drivers who sign up for the platform can only register newer cars.
How to register COE Car on Grab platform
Starting from 23 February 2023, Grab will allow driver-partners with COE cars aged 10 years and older to continue driving with the company. However, Grab will require them to undergo an additional mandatory vehicle check for older vehicles.
Drivers with COE cars aged 10 years and older can also apply to join our platform. Grab will evaluate each individual application it receives on a case-by-case basis.
Additional Vehicle Check
Grab will choose several older vehicles every month to undergo an additional vehicle inspection at an authorized inspection centre.
Grab will cover the cost of the first inspection. However, if you fail the first inspection, you will be responsible for covering the costs of subsequent re-inspections.
The additional vehicle check is in addition to the mandatory check by LTA requires you to do every 6 months / 1 year.
Grab will randomly select vehicles for the additional inspection while also using discretion to exclude vehicles that have undergone the inspection recently or renewed their road tax for that month.
If you are selected for the additional vehicle check, Grab will send you a notification via the Grab Driver app at the beginning of each month. You must complete your vehicle inspection at an authorized inspection centre within 2 weeks of receiving the notification.
Grab will only require private-hire cars providing ride-hailing services on their platform to undergo the additional vehicle inspection.