Quarterly EVs on the Road in Colorado

July 24, 2023

Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado presents a Quar­ter­ly 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 July 7, 2023, there were 86,017 EVs on the road in Col­orado, up 7.3% from 80,192 EVs since April 7, 2023. Of this total, 61,148 were bat­tery elec­tric vehi­cles (BEV) and 24,869 were plug-in hybrid elec­tric vehi­cles (PHEV). EVs make up around 1.79% of all vehi­cles on the road in Col­orado. There are approx­i­mate­ly 15.03 EVs per 1,000 people.

The aver­age EV range in Col­orado is 191.78. Aver­age BEV range is 254.36 miles while PHEV range is 29.85 miles. Aver­age BEV MSRP is $44,944.51 while aver­age PHEV MSRP is $52,486.69.

The most com­mon com­mute time is between 15–30 min­utes (37.59%), 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 7.3% (+5,825 EVs) in only three months from April 7, 2023.
  • Top sell­ing elec­tric car makes: 
    • Tes­la
    • Nis­san
    • Chevro­let
    • Ford
    • BMW
    • Toy­ota

There are cur­rent­ly 4,908 Total pub­lic charg­ing ports avail­able in Col­orado, up 233 ports from April 7, 2023. With­in this total, 4,025 of these are Lev­el 2 charg­ers and 883 of these are Lev­el 3/DC fast charg­ers. Charge­Point Net­work has pro­vid­ed most of these Lev­el 2 ports (2,267) and Tes­la owns the most DC fast charg­er ports (372). Charg­ing ports are up 4.98% 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

  • 15,626 elec­tric vehi­cles (10,081 BEVs and 5,545 PHEVs)
  • 889 total charg­ing ports
  • Chevy Bolt

Boulder County

  • 10,952 elec­tric vehi­cles (8,222 BEVs and 2,730 PHEVs)
  • 733 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

Jefferson County

  • 10,047 elec­tric vehi­cles (7,351 BEVs and 2,696 PHEVs)
  • 481 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

Arapahoe County

  • 9,315 elec­tric vehi­cles (67,016 BEVs and 2,299 PHEVs)
  • 303 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y


Douglas County

  • 8,937 elec­tric vehi­cles (6,584 BEVs and 2,353 PHEVs)
  • 149 total charg­ing ports
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

El Paso County Douglas County

  • 7,338 elec­tric vehi­cles (5,303 BEVs and 2,035 PHEVs)
  • 211 total charg­ing ports 
  • Tes­la Mod­el Y

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