Do you want to understand your charging and driving patterns? Nikola let's you inspect data that Tesla throws away. Also, nikola receive alerts when your vehicle is left unlocked or has dangerously low battery.

Nikola is the perfect companion for your Tesla vehicle. Nikola helps you understand what your Tesla is up to. See detailed information about every trip and charge.


• Receive alerts when your Tesla is left unlocked or has dangerously low battery
• Review efficiency stats for each trip, including Watt-Hours per mile, energy consumed, and average speed
• Unlock your Tesla from your wrist with Nikola for Apple Watch
• Unlock your Tesla with Siri
• Data export to help with taxes and expense reports
• "Ghost Drain" tracking to see when your vehicle is losing charge
• Explore energy-usage maps for each drive
• See detailed data and graphs of your charge cycles at home and at superchargers, including duration, energy added, and variations in power over time
• See historical graphs for energy efficiency, "ghost drain", driving, charging, and supercharging data by week
• Valet mode "joyride detection" (We'll send you an alert if there's suspicious activity when in valet mode)
• Keep track of your battery level and range remaining
• Come to terms with how much time you spend at a supercharger


• Security: Nikola does not store your account password. The Nikola App communicates directly with Tesla to obtain an Authentication Token and uses the Token to track driving and charging metrics. Our servers never see your password.
• You can pause logging of driving and charging metrics at any time
• Nikola does not need to be open on your phone for metrics to be logged to the app

Note: Nikola requires a monthly subscription for continued logging of your vehicle's metrics, paid from your iTunes Account. We offer an automatic 1-month free trial before payment. The Nikola subscription will automatically renew and charge your account $4.99 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 current 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 1.4.2

Features Added in Nikola 1.4

• "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.
• 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

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 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!

Apdicted ,

Great companion app

This is a great companion app : the developer is listening and add new useful features. Already a couple times my wife let the key inside the car and I was so glad to get the notification about the car being unlocked while I was not nearby.
The Watch integration is even a better bonus.
Definitely one app to keep around

Bo Layer ,

Super helpful!

This is a wonderful addition to the standard Tesla app, providing awesome data as well as notifications and such as leaving your vehicle unlocked for an extended period of time. Being able to unlock my car from my watch is also super useful! The developer is super responsive and very helpful to boot :) Highly recommended 💯👍


Nikola Software, LLC
36.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Trips & Charges (Monthly) $4.99
  2. Trips & Charges (Annual) $39.99


  • Family Sharing

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

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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