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