Report: Electric Vehicles on the Road in Colorado from May 1, 2021

June 2, 2021

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

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