What is enode?

Enode is a secure API service that will allow the ev.energy app to connect with EVs and energy assets h in the same way as we do with Tesla currently. The result of this is that users will be able to use the ev.energy app without the need to have a compatible smart charger. 


It will also allow all users access to additional benefits of being directly connected to the vehicle. This means we can:

  • Assess the car’s state-of-charge - for more accurate charging predictions

  • Track your charging away from home - so we can consolidate your charge tracking within the ev.energy app

  • Display battery % in the app 


What cars are available through the enode integration?


  • BMW

  • VW (not ID. series)

  • Audi

  • Jaguar

  • Renault

  • Skoda (not Enyaq)

  • SEAT

  • Porsche

  • Mini

  • Volvo


How does ev.energy and enode connect to my car? 


If your car is compatible with enode you will be asked if you wish to connect your vehicle when setting up your car during the app onboarding. The app will then redirect you to a secure login portal for you to  enter your login credentials you use for your connected car app, e.g MyBMW, MyVolkswagen, we will search for your vehicle and then ask for you to allow us access to your car.

By allowing us access we’re able to;


Read only:

  • Make, model, VIN

  • Battery level and status

  • Vehicle location

Control:

  • Start and stop charging



Are my login credentials safe? 


When you connect your vehicle account, your credentials are passed directly to enode and we read the access and refresh token provided back, which provides us access to the vehicles on your account. This process is based on OAuth2, a standard used worldwide to provide secure authentication to services such as Facebook and Google. We only use these tokens to access your vehicles to control your Smart Charging, not for any other purpose.

 

As such, neither ev.energy or enode will permanently store your login credentials. 


How do I revoke access / I no longer want to grant ev.energy access

 

We're working on a way of improving this so that in future you can revoke your access straight from the app but until then, please contact our support team on support@ev.energy - we'll be happy to assist you.

 

I don’t want to hand my username/password or token details over, but I’m still interested in Smart Charging.

 

We understand that not everyone is comfortable with handing over these details. You can still Smart Charge without integrating your car by using one of our integrated charge points.

 

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Full information about how we use your data is available in our Privacy Policy. Or if you have any further questions, feel free to email us - we’d be happy to help!