The merger of Kapten and FREE NOW has created a one-stop-shop for mobility, giving passengers the option to call a PHV or a taxi. There are now over 1.5 million UK passengers signed up to FREE NOW, boosting the demand for new drivers.

FREE NOW showcases their technology, support, and driver earnings as the three key differentiators. Here’s a full list of the features they advertise:

  • Driver-centric driver app with improved features
  • Ability to rate and block your passengers
  • Weekly payments
  • Local dedicated Driver Care Team with 24/7 emergency phone line
  • Largest fleet of electric cars
  • Best-in-market bonus tool

FREE NOW conducts both face face-to-face and online onboarding sessions and ensure new drivers can get started quickly and safely. In the meantime, you can sign up online. Similar to other ridesharing apps, FREE NOW has several criteria you and your car must meet, Here’s what you need to know.

FREE NOW car requirements in London

Compared to other rideshare apps, there are no surprises when it comes to FREE NOW’s car requirements. They state on their website that the car simply needs to meet the TfL criteria. In a nutshell, this is what your car should look like:

  • Under 10 years old
  • 4 doors
  • Minimum 5 seats
  • Excellent working condition, with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Zero Emission Capable and meeting the Euro 6 emission standard if licensed for the first time

FREE NOW driver requirements in London

Same as with all rideshare platforms, you need to submit some personal documents that certify that you’re suitable to work as a private hire driver in London. Prepare copies of the following documents to finalise your application with FREE NOW:

  • DVLA driver’s licence
  • Private hire driver’s licence, aka. PCO licence (paper licence + photo badge)
  • UK bank account number and sort code
  • Photo that matches the requirements

How to register as a FREE NOW PHV driver?

If you have all the documents ready and meet all the driver and car requirements, you need to follow these steps to register as a FREE NOW driver:

  1. Download the Free Now driver app – available on App Store and Google Play
  2. Sign up – you can either do that directly in the app or register here
  3. Set a time for your onboarding here 

FREE NOW support

You can schedule an appointment at the FREE NOW driver centre in London, Harling House, Great Suffolk Street SE1 0BS or ask for support directly from your app. Additionally, you can find answers to a bunch of questions online at the FREE NOW help centre.

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