Electric Vehicles on the Road in Colorado – August 1, 2021

September 10, 2021

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

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