Keep your car safe and reach Tesla enlightenment with Nikola.

Nikola is a guardian for your Tesla, proactively helping you keep your car healthy and giving you access to essential data that is not available from Tesla.

• See your vehicle health at a glance; receive alerts when your Tesla has dangerously low battery, the car is unlocked, or a door or window is left open.
• Improve the resale value of your Tesla with a Nikola Report — like CarFax for your electric vehicle!
• Quickly check your battery level with the Nikola Apple Watch complication.
• Review important aspects of every drive, including efficiency, energy consumption, and top and average speed.
• Easily complete expense reports and taxes with a data export of your drives and charges.
• Unlock with no hands using Siri!
• Effortlessly open the trunk, frunk, start climate, and more from Nikola for Apple Watch.
• Compare your performance to other Tesla drivers with Nikola Fleet Stats.
• Learn more about your charging patterns at home and at superchargers, with data and graphs of your charge cycles including duration, energy added, and variations in power.
• Understand your driving and charging habits with beautiful, easy-to-read graphs of weekly data.
• Catch joyriding valets with Nikola’s suspicious activity alerts in Valet Mode — we’ve caught them before!

More alerts coming soon! Nikola is working for you.


• Nikola does not store your Tesla account password. The Nikola App on your Apple Device communicates directly with Tesla to obtain an authentication token, and saves the token to process vehicle data. The Nikola servers do not see or store your password. Privacy voodoo.
• Pause logging of driving and charging metrics at any time to go under the radar.
• Nikola doesn’t need to be open on your phone for metrics to be logged to the app.
• Nikola works wherever in the world you drive your Tesla.

Note: Nikola requires a subscription for continued logging of your vehicle's metrics, paid from your App Store Account. Nikola offers an automatic one-week free trial before payment. The Nikola subscription will automatically renew and charge your account $9.99 at the end of the trial, and each month after that. You can cancel your free trial or subscription at any time by going to your iTunes Account Settings at least 24 hours before the end of the period.

Nikola was made by Tesla enthusiasts and is not endorsed by Tesla, Inc in any way.

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What’s New

Version 2.1.2

New in Nikola 2.0 & 2.1:

• iOS 14 Widget: See your battery level and unlock your car from your home screen with the Nikola Widget.
• Customize Widget appearance by selecting which vehicle to show or by selecting light or dark appearances.
• Support for the full iPhone 12 lineup.
• Ghosts draining your battery? Valets joyriding your whip? Have peace of mind that your Tesla is safe with Nikola.
• Keep your battery healthy with proactive low charge monitoring.
• Honey, did you lock the car? Nikola reminds you so you can say “Yep!”
• Improve the resale value of your Tesla with your Nikola Report — like CarFax for your EV.
• Quickly check your battery level with the Nikola Apple Watch complication.
• Understand your driving and charging habits with beautiful, easy-to-read graphs.
• Compare your performance to other Tesla owners with Nikola Fleet Stats.
• Get a free month of Nikola when you refer a friend.
• Dozens of tweaks, enhancements, security improvements and bug fixes.

Thank you to the beta testers who made Nikola 2.0 & 2.1 possible. I look forward to building future versions of Nikola with your help!

Features Added in Nikola 1.4:

• Demo Trips and Charges right after account setup.
• Now you'll be able to see demo data, even if your Tesla hasn't arrived yet!
• Streamlined login screen.
• Streamlined subscription screen.
• "Dynamic Type" improvements for those of us with BIG TEXT on our phones.
• Apple Watch App Controls improvement: Climate control, Trunk, Frunk, Sentry Mode.
• Battery Range tracking. Track your fully charged range over time to measure battery degredation.
• "Hey Siri, unlock my car." You can now use Siri to unlock and lock your Tesla with Nikola!
• Apple Watch functionality now can be used without your iPhone nearby. Unlock / Lock your Tesla from your wrist over cellular and WiFi.
• Improved Apple Watch reliability.
• Fixes an issue that could prevent reactivating a subscription from within Nikola
• Fixes an issue that could cause account setup trouble.
• Fixes an issue preventing some Apple Watch owners from sending commands to their Tesla.
• Dozens of small enhancements and fixes.

Features Added in Nikola 1.3:

• Nikola for Apple Watch is here! Lock and unlock your car from your wrist!
• Improved vehicle health monitoring and alerting.

Features Added in Nikola 1.2:

• Annual subscriptions at a 33% discount!
• Vehicle Health Monitoring: Nikola will warn you if your Tesla is left unlocked for an extended period of time, if the battery has been low for too long, or if your valet may be taking your car for a joyride.
• Data export to help with taxes and expense reports.
• "Ghost Drain" tracking to see when your vehicle is losing charge.
• Login / setup can now be done with a “token”. No password required.
• Dark mode improvements.
• Improved signup experience.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

swperk ,

This app really enhances the Tesla experience!

Nikola gives you a lot of valuable information about your Tesla, including usage, efficiency, charging history, and much more, all in an easy to use and intuitive presentation. The new Apple Watch complication is a real bonus, allowing you to find your car by flashing the lights or honking the horn, and unlocking it if you inadvertently left your key in the car. The developer is very responsive to comments and suggestions. Highly recommended!

Developer Response ,

The Apple Watch features were super fun to make. And frankly more useful than I thought they'd be. Happy to have you as a user and thanks for your feedback! More requests are welcome!

- David

cookingwithwood ,


I’ve downloaded a handful of apps to supplement the official Tesla app and I can say without a doubt that Nikola has been my best experience thus far.

The information translated from my car to the app is effective and presented beautifully. The addition of the Apple Watch app provided me with a tool I didn’t know I needed. The addition of the watch complication for watchOS 7 and the Home Screen widget for iOS 14 is yet another game changer.

What I’m getting at is that you should give this app a try. Is it free? No, but if you give the trial a try you’ll understand it’s worth the asking price.

It’s worth paying a developer that’s invested in their product. If this was for sale at $19-$29 it would probably be just as cool, but for how long? Paying a yearly subscription let’s me know this app will be around for the long haul!

reckoner1997 ,

Track your driving habits

Nikola is a super simple app to see your recent drive and charge history at a glance. For a longer or customized overview, you can download your historical data with one click!

Like many other reviewers, I’ve also submitted feedback and feature requests and have found the developer to be fast, friendly, and responsive.

Developer Response ,

Happy to have you as a user and thanks for your feedback! More requests are welcome!

- David


Battery Health, Trips, Charges
Access to all Nikola features.
Free Trial


Nikola Software, LLC
37.1 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Battery Health, Trips, Charges $4.99
  2. Battery Health, Trips, Charges $9.99
  3. Battery Health, Trips, Charges $79.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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