Electric Vehicles on the Road in Colorado – May 1, 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 May 1, 2021, there were 36,171 EVs on the road in Colorado, up from 31,771 EVs since February 1, 2020. Of this total, 25,372 were battery electric vehicles (BEV) and 10,799 were plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).  

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

  • Electric car sales were up 13.85% (+4,400 EVs) from February 1, 2021.  
  • Top selling electric car makes:
    • Tesla
    • Nissan
    • Chevrolet
    • BMW
    • Ford
 

There are currently 3,525 total charging ports available in Colorado. Within this total, 3,081 of these are Level 2 chargers, and 444 of these Level 3/DC fast chargers. ChargePoint Network owns most of these Level 2 ports (1,604) and Tesla owns the most DC fast charger ports (213). From quarter 4 of 2020 (October 1 – December 3), there was an average of 649 active charging stations, with 143,470 hours of charging over 69,059 charging sessions. 

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

Boulder County

  • 6,073 electric vehicles (4,568 BEVs and 1,505 PHEVs)
  • 72 EV models
  • Highest number of Nissans: 1,822
  • Highest number of Toyotas: 265
  • Highest number of Kias: 90

Denver County

  • 5,769 electric vehicles (4,031 BEVs and 1,738 PHEVs)
  • 70 EV models
  • Highest number of Teslas: 2,624
  • Highest number of BMWs: 324
  • Highest number of Toyotas: 203
  • Highest number of Volvos: 196
  • Highest number of Audis: 183
  • Highest number of Mitsubishis: 140
  • Highest number of Minis: 83

Jefferson County

  • 4,598 electric vehicles (3,267 BEVs and 1,331 PHEVs)
  • 71 EV models
  • Highest number of Chevrolets: 634

Arapahoe County

  • 4,037 electric vehicles (2,914 BEVs and 1,123 PHEVs)
  • 67 EV models
  • Highest number of Kias: 229