Phil Long EV Outlet – Colorado Springs’ First Used EV Outlet

The Phil Long EV Outlet is the first used car dealership of its kind in Denver and Southern Colorado to exclusively sell hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and all-electric vehicles, and is conveniently located off i-25 in Colorado Springs. We spoke with Robert Strange, Sales and Store Manager of the EV Outlet, who gave us more details on this new, innovative dealership. Robert has been in the auto industry for 13 years, but this is his first time at a dealership that prioritizes electric vehicles. He said EVs were important because of their zero tailpipe emissions which contribute to a healthier environment and the ease of charging that saves time and money. 

The EV Outlet was established by the owner of the Phil Long franchise, who believed consumers needed a place to explore electric vehicles, and that creating this dealership would put Phil Long ahead of the curve as electric vehicles become more prevalent in Colorado. Robert has similar sentiments, predicting that the EV Outlet will be one of the top spots in the state for prospective EV owners. 

We visited the EV Outlet for the first time and met with the sales team in person.

The EV Outlet had its soft opening on Saturday, May 8. A number of consumers and utilities stopped by to talk about electric vehicles and charging station opportunities. Since then, consumers have continued to visit and to test-drive vehicles. The EV Outlet will be hosting its grand opening in mid-July, which will be a larger event with prominent public figures, speakers, music, and food. Drive Electric Colorado will also be present to provide support and to answer consumer questions and will be partnering with the Phil Long EV Outlet to bring education and resources to EV owners and first-time buyers.

The EV Outlet builds its inventory with cars from other dealerships in the area, including from other Phil Long dealerships, and consumers may also trade in their used EVs when they visit the EV Outlet. All the vehicles, most of which have low mileage, receive a rigorous inspection that checks for any mechanical and powertrain issues, and the batteries are all tested to ensure they charge as they should.
Nissan LEAF and Toyota Prius
Tesla Model 3's

There may not be public chargers available to the public yet, but Robert mentioned plans to install 6-10 complimentary Level 2 and DC Fast Charging stations for consumers to use when they visit the dealership. Currently, there are Level 1 chargers on-site. 

Interested in visiting the Phil Long EV Outlet? Find them in-person at 1338 Motor City Drive in Motor City, Colorado, or online at Plus, check out their social media channels on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you to Robert Strange for speaking with us. Contact him by email, or on Facebook or Instagram for any additional questions.