Electric Vehicles on the Road in Colorado — October 2022

October 18, 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 Octo­ber 1, 2022, there were 66,599 EVs on the road in Col­orado, up from 56,010 EVs since June 1, 2022. Of this total, 47,750 were bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cles (BEV) and 18,849 were plug-in hybrid elec­tric vehi­cles (PHEV). EVs com­pro­mise around 3.7% of all vehi­cles on the road in Colorado.

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

  • Elec­tric vehi­cle adop­tion was up 18.90% (+10,589 EVs) in only three months from June 1, 2022.
  • Top sell­ing elec­tric car makes: 
    • Tes­la
    • Nis­san
    • Chevro­let
    • BMW
    • Ford
    • Jeep

There are cur­rent­ly 4,324 total pub­lic charg­ing ports avail­able in Col­orado, up 237 ports from June 1, 2022. With­in this total, 3,612 of these are Lev­el 2 charg­ers, and 712 of these Lev­el 3/DC fast charg­ers. Charge­Point Net­work has pro­vid­ed most of these Lev­el 2 ports (1,987) and Tes­la owns the most DC fast charg­er ports (295). Charg­ing ports are up 5.8% over­all this quarter.

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

Denver County

  • 10,944 elec­tric vehi­cles (7,862 BEVs and 3,082 PHEVs)
  • 85 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Tes­las: 5,071
  • High­est num­ber of Nis­sans: 976
  • High­est num­ber of Chevro­lets: 600
  • High­est num­ber of BMWs: 573
  • High­est num­ber of Mit­subishis: 227
  • High­est num­ber of Aud­is: 390
  • High­est num­ber of Fords: 473
  • High­est num­ber of Volvos: 554
  • High­est num­ber of Toy­ota: 384
  • 717 total charg­ing ports

Boulder County

  • 9,198 elec­tric vehi­cles (6,858 BEVs and 2,340 PHEVs)
  • 84 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Tes­las: 3,228
  • High­est num­ber of Nis­sans: 2,038
  • High­est num­ber of Toy­otas: 474
  • High­est num­ber of BMWs: 450
  • High­est num­ber of Chevro­lets: 671
  • High­est num­ber of Fords: 306
  • High­est num­ber of Aud­is: 299
  • High­est num­ber of Volvos: 277
  • High­est num­ber of Kias: 228
  • 647 total charg­ing ports

Jefferson County

  • 7,938 elec­tric vehi­cles (5,745 BEVs and 2,193 PHEVs)
  • 84 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Tes­las: 3,348
  • High­est num­ber of Nis­sans: 933
  • High­est num­ber of Chevro­lets: 708
  • High­est num­ber of Toy­otas: 319
  • High­est num­ber of Fords: 363
  • High­est num­ber of BMWs: 309
  • High­est num­ber of Volvos: 266
  • 461 total charg­ing ports

Arapahoe County

  • 7,254 elec­tric vehi­cles (5,355 BEVs and 1,899 PHEVs)
  • 85 EV models
  • High­est num­ber of Tes­las: 3,395
  • High­est num­ber of Nis­sans: 715
  • High­est num­ber of BMWs: 426
  • High­est num­ber of Kias: 355
  • High­est num­ber of Chevro­lets: 453
  • 279 total charg­ing ports

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