Best Apps For Tesla Owners

Tesla is a company that has been around for over 100 years. They have produced some of the most innovative and revolutionary vehicles in history, and they continue to do so today.

At this point, Tesla owners are looking for new ways to connect with one another so that they can share their experiences with new vehicles and technologies. This article will explore some of the best apps available for Tesla owners. You can also read our article on How To Become A Tesla Owner if you are interested in purchasing a new car!

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Best Apps For Tesla Owners

Are you a new Tesla owner? or you might be driving Tesla for a long period, there is no chance that you are unaware of the Tesla app. This app is officially made by Tesla and it has a lot of useful features, but there comes a time when these features hit a limitation. There are a lot of third-party applications available for Tesla owners. Some of these applications provide really cool features that work beyond the limitations of the official Tesla app. some provide in-depth stats while some map all the superchargers near you. The list also includes the best tesla trip planner apps. Here is a list of the 7 best apps for Tesla owners for android and IOS mobile. Starting with the #7 best Tesla app.

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Table of Contents

7 EV Hotels

6 TeslaCam

5 Tezlab

4 EVgo

3 A Better Route Planner (ABRP)

2 AutoMate for Tesla

1 PlugShare

Final Thoughts
Disclaimer for 3rd party apps for Tesla owners

7 EV Hotels

EV Hotels is an app is made especially for long route travelers. This app offers a map of hotels featuring a charging station within or just nearby the hotels.

Why sleep at the charger? Charge where you sleep.

Through the EV Hotels app, you can also reserve the hotel that you find suitable for you and your car. The app has 250,000+ listed hotels including 170+ international hotel brands.

The app is available for $2.99 on Apple Store with a 3.7-star rating. Unfortunately, the EV Hotels app is not available for android users.

6 TeslaCam

Tesla has introduced a Sentry Mode feature for their electric cars. When this feature is turned on, The cameras of Tesla start recording video through its cameras for security. Using the TeslaCam app, you can view these videos on your mobile phone.

The TeslaCam app also allows you to edit the views of the videos and save them to your phone. You can also change the playback speed from 0.25X up to 16X.

The TeslaCam app can be highly useful if you frequently park your Tesla in public places. You can use the footage for legal purposes if some tragedy happens with your car.

TeslaCam app is available on Android Play Store with a 4.4-star rating and 50,000+ downloads. The app can be downloaded for free.

5 Tezlab

Tezlab is a datalog app not only for Tesla but all electric cars. This app collects required data from your electric vehicle and represents it in useful graphs and charts for extreme use cases.
Tezlab shows you every trip made through your car along with the total miles traveled. The app tracks the efficiency and battery degradation of your Tesla and suggests recommendations for better efficiency. Tezlab can also control some functionalities of your Tesla over the wireless network like preheating or controlling air conditioning.
Tezlab has a great community of Tesla owners. Using Tezlab you can share posts, like, and comment on other Tesla owners’ posts. The people in the Tezlab community are amazing. You can also challenge your friends and compare the efficiency and mileage of your cars.
Tezlab is available on the Google play store and Apple App Store with an impressive rating of 4.7 stars. The app got 10,000 installs on the play store. Tezlab is available for free and it also offers a paid membership that offers some premium features.

4 EVgo

EVgo is a charging map app that shows the map of electric car charging stations. EVgo app also shows the live availability of EV chargers. Tesla and other EV owners can also reserve their charging spot through this app. The EVgo app shows you the current battery level and estimated remaining charging time on your mobile phone.

Currently, EVgo has more than 300,000 active user accounts. This app also has a reward system that gives you points for charging your EV through this app. You can redeem these points by charging your electric car free of cost.

The EVgo app is available for free on the iPhone app store as well as on the android play store. On Apple Store, the app has a 4.2 stars rating with plenty of downloads. EVgo app also has 100,000+ downloads on the android platform but unfortunately, it got a 1.2-star rating for having some bugs.

3 A Better Route Planner (ABRP)

A better route planner (ABRP) app is one of the most popular itinerary planning applications specifically for Tesla owners. This app can plan your trip in the most efficient way possible. A better route planner app also notes your electric car’s battery charging and plans trips accordingly by adding charging stations in your route. This app lets you enjoy your trip hassle and stress-free.

A lot of Tesla owners use this application for planning their trips. This app is available on Apple’s App Store for free as well as a pro version with additional features. A Better RoutePlanner app is also available on Android Play Store with 100k+ downloads.

2 AutoMate for Tesla

Automate is one of the best apps for tesla owners. It is a dashboard app that has a lot of useful features that a driver may need while driving a car. Along with useful functionalities, the app has a minimalistic and responsive interface that enhances the user experience.

Automate app shows real-time traffic data, navigation, and destination routes along with voice output. This app is not just a navigation application but it can also make phone calls, play music, and reply to messages by voice commands. This app can also perform tasks with gesture commands. The most useful feature of this app is the red light and speed camera alert. This feature can save you from getting overspeeding and missing red signal tickets. So this application is a complete dashboard package for you Tesla. According to the app, you will get the right information at the right time.

The application is free to use but some additional features come only in the premium package.

Premium Features:

• Set AutoMate as a launcher while it is running

• Hands-free command gestures. Gesture over the phone to perform different tasks.

• Traffic and speed camera alerts.

• Day and night themes with customized wallpapers.

• Startup options to make AutoMate even more effortless to use.

Automate dashboard app is available on the Google play store with 4 stars rating and with 1 million+ downloads. Unfortunately, the app is not available for iPhone users.

1 PlugShare

PlugShare is a charging stations map application that helps Tesla and other EV owners to locate the charging stations. It is a must have app for tesla owners. Plugshare claims to be the #1 EV charging map app in the world. Their claim seems to be true as they have hundreds of thousands of users that provide data to keep the map updated.

PlugShare app has a user review feature through which EV users can add reviews along with photos of EV charging stations on the map. This is really convenient for Tesla and other EV owners to see reviews before visiting a new charging station. There are more than 500,000 charging stations listed in the PlugShare app.

Here is a list of EV charging networks listed on the PlugShare app.

North America Europe Australia & New Zealand
Tesla Supercharger Innogy Chargefox
ChargePoint Ionity ChargeNet
EVgo Clever ChargePoint
Electrify America Endesa
Blink Enel
SemaConnnect Polar
Electrify Canada
Le Circuit électrique
BC Hydro
Here is a list of EV charging networks listed on the PlugShare app.
You can filter your required charging network and desired type of chargers (e.g Level 1 charging, Level 2 charging, Fast charging). This app also features a community of EV owners. PlugShare app is available on Google Play Store with 1 Million+ downloads and an impressive 4.8 stars rating. PlugShare is also available on Apple app store.

Final Thoughts
Rank APP NAME Platform Downloads
1 PlugShare Android/IOS 1,000,000+
2 AutoMate for Tesla Android 1,000,000+
3 A Better Route Planner Android/IOS 100,000+
4 EVgo Android/IOS 100,000+
5 TezLab Android/IOS 10,000+
6 TeslaCam Android 50,000+
7 EV Hotels IOS 10,000+
7 best apps for tesla
All the apps discussed here are very famous among the electric cars owner community. Each application has its own unique feature that resulted in their popularity. But keep in mind that each application has its limitation and they may not provide the exact data as Tesla’s official app do. You can try each app and keep those that matches your requirements. If you think I missed a deserving app or something needs to be updated, let me know. Also, share your experience and favorite apps for tesla in the comments.

Disclaimer for 3rd party apps for Tesla owners
All the android and IOS apps discussed in this post are 3rd party apps and are not created by Tesla. Tesla app is the official application from Tesla. The list of best apps for Tesla owners is made by the popularity and opinions of Tesla and other electric cars owners. We (Electric Cars Geek) don’t exactly know what information these apps collect and how they use this information. Use these applications at your own consent.

what apps are available for tesla

Tesla may be working on its own Apple-like app store that would enable owners of its electric vehicles to download and install apps, much like on an Apple or Android smartphone.

The question of whether Tesla is working on an app store surfaced after the latest version 11 update of Tesla’s in-car interface in December, when Tesla introduced a customisable icon bar at the bottom of the touchscreen.

This led some to speculate that Tesla boss Elon Musk would announce the app initiative at the company’s latest earnings call in late January, but this did not eventuate.

Now, the view that Tesla could already be developing an app store has been given more legs, after Sawyer Merritt, a Tesla investor considered to be “in the know”, retweeted a video of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs introducing the App Store on Twitter, saying “Rumor has it something similar is coming soon to something with four wheels that starts with a T.”

Rumor has it something similar is coming soon to something with four wheels that starts with a T 👀

— Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) February 5, 2022

This was quickly retweeted by Teslascope, the Twitter account of a Tesla trip tracking app by the same name.

“The rumor is out! Tesla has been working on their own “App Store” since around May 2021 and will launch before deliveries of the Cybertruck. This is what we expected to be shared during the earnings call, although@elonmusk did share this would be the year of “software”,” it posted.

Teslascope went on to clarify: “Given this not being mentioned during the earnings call, it is our belief that the intended launch period may have been extended, although work has been in progress since the inception of V11 UI with the refreshed Model S/X.”

A little teaser by @SawyerMerritt.

To clarify: Given this not being mentioned during the earnings call, it is our belief that the intended launch period may have been extended, although work has been in progress since the inception of V11 UI with the refreshed Model S/X.

— Teslascope (@teslascope) February 5, 2022

We must note that Musk has not specifically said 2022 will be the “year of software” anywhere that we have been able to track down.

What he HAS said is that, “Tesla is as much a software company as it is a hardware company, both in car and in factory. This is not widely understood.”

Tesla is as much a software company as it is a hardware company, both in car and in factory. This is not widely understood.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2022

The reference to the “year of software” likely refers to comments made by Musk in the Tesla Q4 2021 earnings call that its full self-driving (FSD) software would be the “biggest increase in asset value of any asset class in history.”

This was echoed by CFO Zachary Kirkhorn who said: “With the rapid development of FSD, software-based profits will ultimately become a strong addition to the profits generated by selling hardware,” and that, “ the software portion of the business, I think, is the one to really pay attention to.”

If Tesla were to introduce an app store it could add another interesting facet to the pioneering electric brand, which has spearheaded the concept of “software on wheels” with its range of electric cars.

It’s also been argued that by deploying an app store, Tesla would be able to create another revenue stream to add to products like self-driving subscriptions.

It’s not like Tesla needs to introduce apps to compete with the likes of Volvo and Polestar, which have integrated Android Automotive into their EVs making it possible to access vehicle-specific apps via Google Play Store, but having long ago ruled out the integration of Car Play and Android Auto (both phone mirroring systems not to be confused with Android Automotive) into its electric cars, Tesla may have long been planning its own app store venture.

While one user pointed out that the revenue generated from introducing apps might not generate a lot of revenue per car, there’s more to having a proprietary app store than just raking in app subscriptions.

After all, people don’t replace their cars at the same rate that they replace their smartphones, and are not owned by every teenager and child in the playground either.

Cool! But just consider that Teslas deployed ”hardware in use” is 1/1000 of that of Apple.. that is a very limiting factor for economics. At a generous $100 ARPU per car and lets say 1.5m cars x 20% rev share you get 30m gross profit.. just saying.

— HoneyBadger (@RealPontane) February 5, 2022

But they are a much higher order product, generating thousands more in revenue per item than a phone.

The keyword is “ecosystem”. It is the same concept that keeps users tied to iPhones or Android-based phones year after year. Once a driver has their systems set up on a particular operating system, they are much more reticent to change brands – something that has the potential to further cement Tesla as that leading carmaker on the planet for years to come.

That’s not even with the deployment of full self-driving taken into account, which could have the effect of reducing the number of cars owned per capita (a good thing) but could also further place Tesla in front – when and if it finally deploys it as a fully working autonomous driving system.

Which reminds us, where is the Apple EV?

bridie schmidt
Bridie Schmidt
Bridie Schmidt is associate editor for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She has been writing about electric vehicles since 2018, and has a keen interest in the role that zero-emissions transport has to play in sustainability. She has participated in podcasts such as Download This Show with Marc Fennell and Shirtloads of Science with Karl Kruszelnicki and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum. Bridie also owns a Tesla Model 3 and has it available for hire on


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