By Gary S. Vasilash
Electrify America, the company that was established by Volkswagen as part of its penalties associated with “Dieselgate,” is the network calculated to be best by umlaut, an organization that performs benchmarking, and Charged, an EV magazine.
Electrify America scored highest, with 702 of a possible 1,000 points.
Tesla came in second, at 649.
There were two primary categories:
- Digital Platform
- Charging Location
The people performing the analysis drove some 2,100 miles in Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. They drove in a Mustang Mach-E and a Tesla Model 3.
In the Digital Platform category, which looks at things like the website and the app, Electrify America came in with 275 points. Tesla was well behind, at 165.
In terms of Charging Location, which is about the actual act of charging, Electrify America scored 426.75 points while Tesla came in at 484.25.
So the biggest difference is not out there plugging in at a station but while on one’s phone.
Guess it comes down to what is more important, especially when you just want to get the damn thing charged and on your away.
The other charge point providers and their scores are: Charge Point (611), EVgo (578), Greenlots (548), Blink (505) and EV Connect (472).