Smartcar for EVs

The API for electric vehicles

EV charging networks, electric utilities, and other businesses use Smartcar to locate electric vehicles, retrieve the state of charge, and control charging with simple API requests.

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Your API for EV battery and charging

Our collection of API endpoints allows you to retrieve EV data and manage charging in a blink.

EV battery level

EV battery level

Retrieve the state of charge (SoC) and remaining range from an EV.

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EV charging status

EV charging status

Know whether an electric vehicle is currently plugged in and charging.

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EV start & stop charge

EV start & stop charge

Remotely start and stop charging an EV.

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EV battery capacity

EV battery capacity

Read the capacity of an electric car battery.

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Why Smartcar?

One API for 35 EV models

One API for 35 EV models

In addition to millions of ICE vehicles, Smartcar lets you connect with 35 EV models across 15 brands in the United States, plus more in Canada and Europe.

No hardware

No hardware

Our APIs communicate directly with the embedded cellular modem built into most electric vehicles.

Easy vehicle onboarding

Easy vehicle onboarding

With Smartcar Connect, EV owners can link their cars to your web or mobile app in just a few clicks.

Learn more about Smartcar Connect
Friendly documentation

Friendly documentation

Our extensive docs, SDKs, and API reference allow you to integrate Smartar in just a few weeks.

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World-class support

World-class support

Our Customer Success team is always here for you via email, phone, and live chat.

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Trusted & secure

Trusted & secure

Our APIs are encrypted with bank-grade SSL/TLS 1.2 and compliant with the OAuth2 authorization protocol.

Compatible with your EV

Smartcar allows you to integrate with the following battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV). For information regarding internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, please visit our compatible vehicles page.

Smartcar is compatible with the following electric vehicle brands in the United States. For information regarding other countries, please visit our compatible vehicles page.

To be Smartcar-compatible, a vehicle must have an active connected services account.

Compatibility may vary by model. To determine which models are compatible, select a specific make from the drop-down menu.

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How to use Smartcar’s EV APIs

Energy & utility providers

Manage your customers’ residential EV charging to best balance electric grid load.

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EV charging networks

Provide estimated charging times, automatic charging schedules, and EV trip planning in your app.

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What our customers say

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“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

John Diklev

CEO and Founder at Krafthem