EVs on the Road in Colorado Report

July 18, 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 June 6, 2023, there were 83,448  EVs on the road in Col­orado, up from 80,192 EVs since April 7, 2023. Of this total, 59,698 were bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cles (BEV) and 23,750 were plug-in hybrid elec­tric vehi­cles (PHEV). EVs make up around 2.25% of all vehi­cles on the road in Col­orado. There are approx­i­mate­ly 14.58 EVs per 1,000 people.

The aver­age EV range in Col­orado is 192.11 miles. Aver­age BEV range is 253.46 miles while PHEV range is 29.88 miles. Aver­age BEV MSRP is $45,124.25 while aver­age PHEV MSRP is $52,124.09.

The most com­mon com­mute time is between 15–30 min­utes, with com­mutes 30–60 min­utes com­ing in sec­ond (29.05%) and com­mutes 15 min­utes or less falling close­ly behind (26.28%).

Key points from the most cur­rent data:

  • Elec­tric vehi­cle adop­tion was up 2.15% (+1794 EVs) in only two months from April 7, 2023.
  • Top sell­ing elec­tric car makes: 
    • Tes­la
    • Nis­san
    • Chevro­let
    • Ford
    • BMW
    • Toy­ota

There are cur­rent­ly 4,848 total pub­lic charg­ing ports avail­able in Col­orado, up 173 ports from April 7, 2023. With­in this total, 3,993 of these are Lev­el 2 charg­ers and 855 of these are Lev­el 3/DC fast charg­ers. Charge­Point Net­work has pro­vid­ed most of these Lev­el 2 ports (2,244) and Tes­la owns the most DC fast charg­er ports (348). Charg­ing ports are up 3.6% 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

  • 14,646 elec­tric vehi­cles (9,807 BEVs and 4,839 PHEVs)
  • 859 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el 3

Boulder County

  • 10,755 elec­tric vehi­cles (8,081 BEVs and 2,674 PHEVs)
  • 737 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

Jefferson County

  • 9,811 elec­tric vehi­cles (7,171 BEVs and 2,640 PHEVs)
  • 476 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

Arapahoe County

  • 9,091 elec­tric vehi­cles (6,858 BEVs and 2,233 PHEVs)
  • 305 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

Douglas County

  • 8,714 elec­tric vehi­cles (6,432 BEVs and 2,282 PHEVs)
  • 149 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

El Paso County Douglas County

  • 7,141 elec­tric vehi­cles (5,135 BEVs and 2,006 PHEVs)
  • 212 total charg­ing ports 
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

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