It's very different. To start with, PlugShare includes 30% more locations than the US Department of Energy. In addition,  PlugShare uses proprietary machine learning, artificial intelligence and spatial analysis processes to validate, improve and classify data. Our data integration team combs through thousands of locations to ensure the information is accurate, relevant, and up-to-date. We have extensive set of features for each location, (stations, outlets, reviews, photos, and more).  Perhaps the biggest difference is the rich data we get from crowdsourcing from our avid, loyal PlugShare users.