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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