Smartcar’s EV battery capacity API is now widely available in the U.S.

Victor Black

Head of Customer Success

We’re proud to announce that the Smartcar EV battery capacity API is now widely available in the United States. New and existing Smartcar customers can now use this API endpoint to retrieve the total capacity from an electric vehicle.

Smartcar is the leading developer platform for mobility businesses. Car sharing, auto insurance, and electric utility companies use our APIs to connect directly to their customers’ vehicles. Our battery capacity API is especially useful for utility providers and EV charging networks that want to know important information about their customers’ EVs and automatically charge vehicles at the best times.

How our customers are using the battery capacity API

The U.S.-based EV data platform FlexCharging is already using the battery capacity API in its managed charging solution for electric utility providers. FlexCharging has been using Smartcar to read the state of charge (SoC) from electric vehicles and charge them at optimal times to reduce peak demand. The company is now able to know the exact capacity of each vehicle’s battery and offer even more precise charging features.

Two smartphone screens showing an EV charging app. The first screen shows a Tesla vehicle and monthly stats such as miles, energy cost, and charging schedule. The second screen shows a schedule with past charging sessions.
FlexCharging uses the battery capacity API in its managed charging solution for electric utility providers.

The U.S.-based demand response management system company Emulate has been using the battery capacity API in their solution for utilities as well. Emulate’s algorithms allow utilities to flexibly control their customers’ EV charging via an intuitive battery interface. The company utilizes the Smartcar platform to connect to electric vehicles, retrieve battery- and charging-related information, and control charging to best balance EV charging load.

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