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, Drive Electric Colorado provides the most current and accurate sales data for EVs and charging data by county, make/model, and electric vehicle type.

As of August 1, 2021, there were 39,415 EVs on the road in Colorado, up from 36,171 EVs since February 1, 2020. Of this total, 27,538 were battery electric vehicles (BEV) and 11,877 were plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).  

Key points from the most current data since August 1, 2021:

  • Electric car sales were up 8.96% (+3,244 EVs) from May 1, 2021.  
  • Top selling electric car makes:
    • Tesla
    • Nissan
    • Chevrolet
    • BMW
    • Ford

There are currently 3,658 total charging ports available in Colorado, up 133 ports from May 1. Within this total, 3,163 of these are Level 2 chargers, and 495 of these Level 3/DC fast chargers. 

 

ChargePoint Network owns most of these Level 2 ports (1,675) and Tesla owns the most DC fast charger ports (229). From quarter 2 of 2021 (January 4 – June 3), there was an average of 1,027 active charging stations (+378 from May 1), with 149,507 hours of charging over 81,259 charging sessions.

Breaking it down by county and vehicle model, here are the top models and top counties where they are sold:

Boulder County

 
  • 6,589 electric vehicles (4,922 BEVs and 1,667 PHEVs)
  • 75 EV models
  • Highest number of Nissans: 1,854
  • Highest number of Toyotas: 318
  • Highest number of Fiats: 82

Denver County

 
  • 6,406 electric vehicles (4,457 BEVs and 1,949 PHEVs)
  • 74 EV models
  • Highest number of Teslas: 2,903
  • Highest number of BMWs: 363
  • Highest number of Volvos: 246
  • Highest number of Audis: 251
  • Highest number of Mitsubishis: 134
  • Highest number of Minis: 96

Jefferson County

 
  • 5,139 electric vehicles (3,267 BEVs and 1,331 PHEVs)
  • 71 EV models
  • Highest number of Chevrolets: 656
  • Highest number of Chryslers (PHEV): 67

Arapahoe County

 
  • 4,570 electric vehicles (3,328 BEVs and 1,242 PHEVs)
  • 75 EV models
  • Highest number of Kias: 245
  • Highest number of Porsches: 74