For the last couple days, I’ve been toying with idea of creating web app that will allow you to search for available EV inventory directly from horse’s mouth: rather than scraping info from individual dealer websites, (which previously proved a bit tricky and not very reliable), make calls to respective brand’s inventory APIs that their own inventory searches use. Sort of bringing all EV brands on one easy to search page.
- Chevrolet (which should also potentially work in the future with GMC and Cadillac EVs)
- Porsche (added 7/27/2021)
- Jaguar (added 7/28/2021)
- Ford (added 7/29/2021)
- Nissan (added 7/30/2021)
- Hyundai (added 8/15/2021)
- Polestar 2 (added 8/24/2021)
- BMW (added 9/10/2021)
Time permitting, I’m gonna go thru all US EV brands and see if they can be added to the app.
Since I’m hitting brand’s API directly, this doesn’t have to be limited to EVs, at least for some of brands. Potentially all models could be searched, I just wanted to limit scope of initial development.
In the next couple days I will deploy it to Azure so anyone can start using it for the brands that already implemented. Meanwhile, let’s discuss what additional features/functionality would be most valuable for the LH community.
Initial release is live: