Go package and CLI tool for the Nissan Leaf Carwings API
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carwings is a Go package and command-line tool providing access to the Nissan Leaf Carwings API.

Through the Carwings API you can ask your vehicle for the latest data, see current battery and charging statuses, see the current climate control state, start or stop climate control remotely, remotely start charging, and retrieve the last known location of the vehicle.

Command-line tool

The carwings tool can be installed with:

go get github.com/joeshaw/carwings/cmd/carwings

Run carwings by itself to see full usage information.

To update vehicle information:

carwings -username <username> -password <password> update

To get latest battery status:

carwings -username <username> -password <password> battery

This will print something like:

Logging into Carwings...
Getting latest retrieved battery status...
Battery status as of 2017-08-06 15:43:00 -0400 EDT:
  Capacity: 240 / 240 (92%)
  Crusing range: 114 mi (107 mi with AC)
  Plug-in state: not connected
  Charging status: not charging
  Time to full:
    Level 1 charge: 8h30m0s
    Level 2 charge: 3h0m0s
    Level 2 at 6 kW: 2h30m0s

For some people the username is an email address. For others it's a distinct username.

Usernames and passwords can also be provided through the environment variables CARWINGS_USERNAME and CARWINGS_PASSWORD or in a ~/.carwings file in the format:

username: <username>
password: <password>


  • Save authentication token somewhere, so we don't re-login on every run.

Carwings protocol

Josh Perry's protocol reference was incredibly helpful for the development of this library.

Josh also has an implementation in Javascript: https://github.com/joshperry/carwings

Jason Horne has a Python implementation: https://github.com/jdhorne/pycarwings2

Guillaume Boudreau has a PHP implementation: https://github.com/gboudreau/nissan-connect-php

Scott Helme created a Javascript Alexa skill: https://github.com/ScottHelme/AlexaNissanLeaf


Issues and pull requests are welcome. When filing a PR, please make sure the code has been run through gofmt.


Copyright 2017-2018 Joe Shaw

carwings is licensed under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for details.