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Evaluating Enode competitors?

Smartcar is the leading API developer platform built for electric, hybrid, and conventional connected vehicles.

Is Smartcar right for you?

If you're looking to connect with a variety of different energy assets, then Enode may be a good fit for you. Enode APIs offer some access to a range of consumer energy products including solar inverters, EVs, home batteries, and heating sources.

But if you just want to integrate your app or service with connected vehicles, then Smartcar is the best developer platform for you. Smartcar is purpose-built for connected cars, including battery electric (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV), and conventional vehicles (ICE). Mobility businesses of all kinds use our APIs to track vehicle location, verify mileage, share digital car keys, manage EV charging, and much more.

Why choose Smartcar?

Smartcar is the proven and reliable way to integrate apps and services with connected cars.

Comprehensive coverage

Smartcar is compatible with more vehicles and car brands across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Best developer experience

Our docs, SDKs, and self-service experience are the easiest way to build mobility apps and services.

Trusted and secure

Smartcar is compliant with enterprise-grade security and privacy standards, including SOC 2 Type 2 and GDPR.

Compatible with more vehicles

Smartcar is a single platform that's compatible with electric, hybrid, and conventional vehicles.

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One API for 37 brands

Smartcar’s APIs are compatible with 29 vehicle makes in North America and 23 different brands across Europe. Using Smartcar, your application or service can connect to 161 million connected cars with just a single integration.

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Connect to specific vehicles

Smartcar provides mobility businesses with direct access to individual cars while ensuring that vehicle owners are in full control of their data. Smartcar collects consent from end users with your embedded privacy policy before exchanging any vehicle data.

Learn about Smartcar connect

Easiest way to build mobility services

Smartcar has everything you need to integrate, launch, and optimize your mobility products and services with ease.

Integrate faster

Extensive developer documentation, plus SDKs in every major programming language, let you quickly integrate Smartcar with your tech stack.

See the API docs

Create better user experiences

Incorporate connected services setup and password reset flows within your application. Check the compatibility of a vehicle before starting the connection process or skip brand selection if you already know the car's make.

Bundle your API requests

Optimize and scale your mobility service by accessing multiple API endpoints with just a single request.

Learn about Batch requests

Test and validate

Before launching your integration, our Vehicle Test Simulator lets you test your mobility app in real-world scenarios with any Smartcar compatible vehicle straight from your Dashboard. You can Simulate live trips and receive real-time API data.

Learn about testing
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Trusted and secure

Build confidently with Smartcar. We offer enterprise-grade security, privacy, and compliance.


Smartcar is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Smartcar is a consent-based platform that processes only the necessary data to serve our customers.

SOC 2 Type 2

Smartcar is SOC 2 Type 2 compliant and our System Organization Controls report met all security trust services criteria without exception.

Data encryption

All requests to Smartcar services must be communicated via HTTPS and all data stored by the Smartcar platform is protected with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 bit encryption.

Monitoring and updates

Smartcar's live error reporting systems allow our engineers to quickly resolve potential issues. The platform's zero downtime deployment system allows for updates with uninterrupted service.

Penetration testing

Smartcar routinely undergoes pen-tests and vulnerability scans by an independent security company to validate the integrity of our systems and services.

Network infrastructure

The Smartcar platform is hosted on industry-standard cloud infrastructure to ensure maximum performance, resilience, and deployment of our services.

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Vehicle compatibility


North America, Europe



Battery electric (EV), Plug-in hybird (PHEV), Internal combustion (ICE)

Battery electric (EV), Plug-in hybird (PHEV)


161 million



29 - North America, 23 - Europe


Security & privacy

SOC 2 Type 2 compliant

Published terms of service

Penetration testing


Developer experience

Public SDKs

Publicly available SDKs for top programming platforms and languages like Android, iOS, JavaScript, Go, Java, Node.js, Python, and Ruby.


Comprehensive integration guides, SDK tutorials, error guides, and changelogs.


Batch Requests

Call multiple API endpoints with a single request.

Live test vehicles

Test your integration on a fleet of real vehicles.

Self-service experience


Consent management

2FA & PIN support

Support for two factor authentication (2FA) and personal identification numbers (PIN) during user login process.


Bypass brand selection

Automatically skip brand selection if your application already knows the vehicle’s make.


Password reset flow

Incorporate a password reset flow into your application for each car brand.


Internationalization and localization (i18n)


Company Information




Patented technology

Case studies

Smartcar features based on the Smartcar Enterprise plan as of September, 2021

Enode features based on publicly available information via and as of July, 2022

Leading brands trust Smartcar

Smartcar powers commercial apps and services for some of the world's leading mobility businesses.

Browse our customer stories

“We searched the globe for the right technology partner and found an industry-leading partner in Smartcar. Smartcar's team consists of innovative thinkers who push their own limits to provide more value for each use case.”

Michael Reth

CEO at Axiom Connected

“I was completely awestruck that Smartcar enables insurers to connect to over 161 million vehicles—a number that’s vastly superior to other solutions on the market. This is a huge step forward for the insurance telematics industry.”

Ryan Morrison

Founder and CEO at True Mileage

“We couldn’t think of an easier way to remotely monitor and manage our customers’ electric vehicles. The Smartcar platform is straightforward, easy to integrate with, and compatible across car brands.”

John Diklev

CEO and Founder at Flower

“Smartcar is making it easier than ever for us to build new and innovative mobility experiences with connected vehicles.”

Andre Haddad

CEO at Turo

“Not only does the Smartcar platform provide amazing technology, but their team also helped us integrate in just a few weeks, which enabled us to scale incredibly fast!”

Scott Case

CEO and Co-Founder at Recurrent