Electric Vehicles on the Road in Colorado – March 1, 2022

March 22, 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 March 1, 2022, there were 49,884 EVs on the road in Col­orado, up from  49,271 EVs since Jan­u­ary 1, 2022. Of this total, 34,980 were bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cles (BEV) and 14,904 were plug-in hybrid elec­tric vehi­cles (PHEV).  

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

  • Elec­tric vehi­cle adop­tion was up 1.24% (+613 EVs) in only two months from Jan­u­ary 1, 2022. 
  • Top sell­ing elec­tric car makes: 
    • Tes­la
    • Nis­san
    • Chevro­let
    • BMW
    • Toy­ota

There are cur­rent­ly 3,915 total pub­lic charg­ing ports avail­able in Col­orado, up 71 ports from Jan­u­ary 1, 2022. With­in this total, 3,310 of these are Lev­el 2 charg­ers, and 605 of these Lev­el 3/DC fast chargers. 

Charge­Point Net­work has pro­vid­ed most of these Lev­el 2 ports (1,775) and Tes­la owns the most DC fast charg­er ports (259). 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

  • 7,745 elec­tric vehi­cles (5,400 BEVs and 2,345 PHEVs)
  • 85 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Tes­las: 3,450
  • High­est num­ber of BMWs: 433
  • High­est num­ber of Volvos: 349
  • High­est num­ber of Aud­is: 291
  • High­est num­ber of Mit­subishis: 159
  • High­est num­ber of Min­is: 102
  • High­est num­ber of Fords: 272 

Boulder County

  • 7,670 elec­tric vehi­cles (5,668 BEVs and 2,002 PHEVs)
  • 84 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Nis­sans: 1,931
  • High­est num­ber of Fiats: 82
  • High­est num­ber of Volk­swa­gens: 87
  • High­est num­ber of Toy­otas: 418
  • High­est num­ber of Hyundais: 123

Jefferson County

  • 6,242 elec­tric vehi­cles (4,455 BEVs and 1,787 PHEVs)
  • 84 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Chevro­lets: 690
  • High­est num­ber of Hon­das: 52

Arapahoe County

  • 5,492 elec­tric vehi­cles (4,010 BEVs and 1,482 PHEVs)
  • 85 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Kias: 288

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