Electric Vehicles on the Road in Colorado — June 1, 2022

July 5, 2022

Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado presents an EVs in Col­orado report.

Using data from the Col­orado Ener­gy Office’s EV Dash­board and the Alter­na­tive Fuel­ing Sta­tion Loca­tor from the Depart­ment of Ener­gy, below is the most cur­rent and accu­rate sales data for EVs and charg­ing data by coun­ty, make/model, and elec­tric vehi­cle type.

As of June 1, 2022, there were 56,010 EVs on the road in Col­orado, up from 49,884 EVs since March 1, 2022. Of this total, 39,602 were bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cles (BEV) and 16,408 were plug-in hybrid elec­tric vehi­cles (PHEV).

Key points from the most cur­rent data since March 1, 2022:

  • Elec­tric vehi­cle adop­tion was up 5% (+6,126 EVs) in only three months from March 1, 2022.
  • Top sell­ing elec­tric car makes: 
    • Tes­la
    • Nis­san
    • Chevro­let
    • BMW
    • Toy­ota
    • Jeep

There are cur­rent­ly 4,087 total pub­lic charg­ing ports avail­able in Col­orado, up 172 ports from March 1, 2022. With­in this total, 3,448 of these are Lev­el 2 charg­ers, and 639 of these Lev­el 3/DC fast chargers.

Charge­Point Net­work has pro­vid­ed most of these Lev­el 2 ports (1,857) and Tes­la owns the most DC fast charg­er ports (267). From quar­ter 2 of 2021 (Jan­u­ary 4 – June 3), there was an aver­age of 1,027 active charg­ing sta­tions with 149,507 hours of charg­ing over 81,259 charg­ing ses­sions. (This infor­ma­tion is still pend­ing update.)

Break­ing it down by coun­ty and vehi­cle mod­el, here are the top mod­els and top coun­ties where EVs are on the road:

Denver County

  • 9,189 elec­tric vehi­cles (6,531 BEVs and 2,658 PHEVs)
  • 85 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Tes­las: 4,260
  • High­est num­ber of Nis­sans: 955
  • High­est num­ber of Chevro­lets: 4,250
  • High­est num­ber of BMWs: 423
  • High­est num­ber of Mit­subishis: 179
  • High­est num­ber of Aud­is: 165
  • High­est num­ber of Fords: 104
  • High­est num­ber of Volvos: 87
  • High­est num­ber of Min­is: 67

Boulder County

  • 8,260 elec­tric vehi­cles (6,118 BEVs and 2,142 PHEVs)
  • 84 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Tes­las: 2,920
  • High­est num­ber of Nis­sans: 1,993
  • High­est num­ber of Toy­otas: 427
  • High­est num­ber of BMWs: 319
  • High­est num­ber of Chevro­lets: 284
  • High­est num­ber of Fords: 110
  • High­est num­ber of Hyundais: 110
  • High­est num­ber of Volk­swa­gens: 102
  • High­est num­ber of Fiats: 76

Jefferson County

  • 6,870 elec­tric vehi­cles (4,922 BEVs and 1,948 PHEVs)
  • 84 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Tes­las: 2,881
  • High­est num­ber of Nis­sans: 916
  • High­est num­ber of Chevro­lets: 283
  • High­est num­ber of Toy­otas: 277
  • High­est num­ber of Fords: 137
  • High­est num­ber of Aud­is: 118
  • High­est num­ber of Hon­das: 50

Arapahoe County

  • 6,117 elec­tric vehi­cles (4,485 BEVs and 1,632 PHEVs)
  • 85 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Tes­las: 2,824
  • High­est num­ber of Nis­sans: 694
  • High­est num­ber of BMWs: 320
  • High­est num­ber of Kias: 261
  • High­est num­ber of Toy­otas: 183

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