EVs on the Road in Colorado Report

April 30, 2023

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 April 7, 2023, there were 80,192 EVs on the road in Col­orado, up from 72,840 EVs since Jan­u­ary 7, 2023. Of this total, 57,608 were bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cles (BEV) and 22,584 were plug-in hybrid elec­tric vehi­cles (PHEV). EVs make up around 8.23% of all vehi­cles on the road in Col­orado. There are approx­i­mate­ly 14.11 EVs per 1,000 people.

The aver­age EV range in Col­orado is 193.69 miles. Aver­age BEV range is 255.89 miles while PHEV range is 29.71 miles. Aver­age BEV MSRP is $45,628.28 while aver­age PHEV MSRP is $46,855.31.

The most com­mon com­mute time is between 15–30 min­utes, with com­mutes 30–60 min­utes com­ing in sec­ond (28.96%) and com­mutes 15 min­utes or less falling close­ly behind (26.37%).


Key points from the most cur­rent data:

  • Elec­tric vehi­cle adop­tion was up 10.1% (+7,352 EVs) in only two months from Jan­u­ary 7, 2023.
  • Top sell­ing elec­tric car makes: 
    • Tes­la
    • Nis­san
    • Chevro­let
    • Ford
    • BMW
    • Toy­ota

There are cur­rent­ly 4,675 total pub­lic charg­ing ports avail­able in Col­orado, up 67 ports from Jan­u­ary 7, 2023. With­in this total, 3,852 of these are Lev­el 2 charg­ers and 823 of these are Lev­el 3/DC fast charg­ers. Charge­Point Net­work has pro­vid­ed most of these Lev­el 2 ports (2,202) and Tes­la owns the most DC fast charg­er ports (348). Charg­ing ports are up 1.5% 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

  • 13,542 elec­tric vehi­cles (9,429 BEVs and 4,113 PHEVs)
  • 814 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el 3

Boulder County

  • 10,564 elec­tric vehi­cles (7,939 BEVs and 2,625 PHEVs)
  • 716 total charg­ing ports
  • Nis­san Leaf

Jefferson County

  • 9,560 elec­tric vehi­cles (6,991 BEVs and 2,569 PHEVs)
  • 459 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el 3

Arapahoe County

  • 8,768 elec­tric vehi­cles (6,582 BEVs and 2,186 PHEVs)
  • 280 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

El Paso County

  • 6,894 elec­tric vehi­cles (4,942 BEVs and 1,952 PHEVs)
  • 210 total charg­ing ports 
  • Tes­la Mod­el 3

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