Smartcar allows mobility apps and services to easily connect with their customers’ cars. Our new battery capacity API enables electric utility providers and EV charging networks to retrieve the total capacity from an electric vehicle’s battery.
Retrieving the battery capacity from an EV
With our new API endpoint, checking the battery capacity of a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) is as simple as one API request:
Smartcar then returns the car’s battery capacity in kilowatt-hours (kWh):
Building and scaling EV charging solutions with Smartcar’s EV APIs
In addition to our existing EV battery level, EV charging status, and EV start/stop charge API endpoints, the new battery capacity API allows energy companies, electric utility providers, and EV charging networks to significantly improve and scale their EV charging products:
🏡 Smarter, more accurate home charging solutions: Predict charging times and electricity costs for your customers more accurately based on their EV’s battery capacity.
🔄 Better-informed demand response programs: Take the battery capacity of your customers’ electric vehicles into account when predicting and managing the load on your network.
⚡ More efficient EV charging networks: Predict exactly how long your customer will need to fully charge at any station in your network, even when their vehicle is not currently plugged in.
📍 Better EV trip planning: Know how long it will take your customer to charge at each charging station along their trip and calculate more precise ETAs.
Benefits of using Smartcar's electric vehicle API
When comparing Smartcar’s EV APIs to other solutions on the market, our customers benefit from the following advantages:
One platform for all EVs: Smartcar’s unified platform allows you to integrate with most EV models across 20 car brands in a single integration.