Tesla making frequent changes to the Tesla app API endpoints
Tesla has made even more changes to the API endpoints which the official app uses which hints at some upcoming features.
Back in April (2022), Tesla added a new endpoint to their app which was called
latest_vehicle_data which hinted towards the Tesla app loading data instantly as the car would be able to send and store it's data before going to sleep, starting an update and when waking up.
latest_vehicle_data was identical to
vehicle_data which is the one that the app currently uses and for 5 months, both endpoints returned the same data. However, as we reported on the 25th August 2022, "Tesla soon rolling out app update which loads car data instantly" — we noticed that Tesla had changed the
latest_vehicle_data endpoint which would likely mean that Tesla is actively working on the API.
Since that article, we've noticed some further changes. We've listed them below alongside the original changes and we'll be keeping this article up-to-date with any other changes our servers detect going forward.
Changes to the latest_vehicle_data endpoint:
drive_state (HAS BEEN SPLIT INTO NEW TOP LEVEL ARRAY)
Last updated: 30th August 2022.