Electric Sidecar 4+

Your journey, your data

featherless design, LLC

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Your personal automative assistant and OBD scanner, now supporting CarPlay, Shortcuts, and iCloud sync.

Electric Sidecar is designed specifically for Apple platforms and with privacy and data security in mind. It's your car, your data, your journey.

No connected services on your car? No problem: use an OBD scanner + iCloud sync to see your offline car data on your Apple Watch, iPad, and widgets.

The app works best in combination with an OBD scanner and/or a Connected Account (Beta). Without either, you can still pull NHTSA recall notices for your vehicle and track trips.

Get 30 seconds of OBD scanning for free. Extend this time by purchasing ScanPasses for either 24 hours or 7 days, or by purchasing a subscription.

## Privacy and security

- All data is stored on your device and never sent to third party servers. If you use iCloud sync, your data will be stored on your personal, encrypted iCloud database accessible only to you.
- Sign in with Connected Accounts (Beta) uses OAuth industry standards for authentication.

## OBD scanner

- Use a connected OBD scanner to read real-time data from your vehicle.
- Requires a separate purchase of an OBD scanner.
- Manage your OBD scanners from CarPlay.
- View live OBD parameters from CarPlay.
- Over 70 standard OBD-II parameters supported for most vehicles since 1996.

## Trip logger

- Explore your neighborhood and beyond with CarPlay support and a historical trip overlay.
- Automatic trip logger using on-device intelligence; just enable it and drive.
- Capture battery and/or fuel economy automatically with a connected account or OBD scanner.
- Optimized for all-day use without being a drain on your phone's battery.

## Integrations

- Widgets for iPhone and Apple Watch, including: vehicle state, tire pressure, range, fuel history, trip logs
- Live activities while charging EVs
- Lock your car with Siri (requires Connected Accounts (Beta))

## Maintenance minder

- NHTSA recalls pulled automatically for your vehicle.
- Identify upcoming maintenance tasks on your vehicle with Connected Accounts (Beta).

## Community

- Report and discuss issues occurring with your vehicle with other vehicle owners.
- Contribute to the growing set of open source OBD vehicle parameters.

## Document storage

- Organize your documents in a digital glovebox.
- On-device document scanning helps you organize your documents.

## Sign in with Connected Accounts (Beta)

- Supported accounts: Porsche, Toyota, Tesla.
- Sign in with Connected Accounts (Beta) allow you to remotely access your vehicle's data and perform remote commands such as locking your car.
- As a beta feature, availability may change over time.

Unlock all features with a subscription. Subscriptions come with a free trial period.

Need help? Have feature requests? Reach out at support@electricsidecar.app

EULA: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/appstore/dev/stdeula

What’s New

Version v1.15.3

Release notes:

Both the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy have been updated in this release. You can find the new terms in the app's Settings > About page, and the updated privacy policy has been published to http://electricsidecar.app/privacy-policy/.

- CarPlay now shows informational widgets for state and tire pressure.
- Vehicle widgets appear in CarPlay as soon as a scanner is connected, rather than once a trip begins.
- You can now selected a fallback vehicle to use when OBD scanning in case the vehicle's VIN is not automatically detected.
- Porsche accounts now allow you to customize the climatization settings, including target temperature and seat climatization. These settings can be synced across your devices via iCloud.
- Parameter details now show the most recent OBD command + response.
- Nissan Leaf now fully supported with OBD, including SoH, SoC, tire pressure, and more.
- Fixed decoding errors with MG accounts.
- New Connectables: tire pressure, charging, plugged in, electric range, fuel range.
- More Kia VINS are now locally decoded.
- Performance optimizations to the vehicle page.
- Widget preferences now have their own sub-page in Settings.
- Various improvements to French and Italian localizations.
- Localizers are now acknowledged in the app's About page.
- Fixed bug where trip logging would appear as enabled without a subscription.
- Fixed crasher when exporting vehicle data.
- Fixed bug with climatization commands and Porsche vehicles.
- Fixed bug with Porsche trip data being inconsistent between the latest trip details and the historical timeline.

Ratings and Reviews

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App Privacy

The developer, featherless design, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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