Boulder County has the largest share of electric vehicles in Colorado

Boulder County has the largest share of electric vehicles in Colorado
Posted at 1:27 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 15:27:49-04

DENVER – Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly common on Colorado roads but some parts of the state are adopting the technology faster than others.

According to a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there were about 8,600 light-duty plug-in electric vehicles in Colorado as of the end of 2016 and 1,600 of those were in Boulder County. Denver and Jefferson counties had the second-largest share at 1,100 each.

Here’s how the other counties stack up:

  • Boulder: 1,600
  • Denver: 1,100
  • Jefferson: 1,100
  • Arapahoe: 1,000
  • Douglas: 800
  • Larimer: 700
  • El Paso: 700
  • Adams: 500
  • Weld: 300
  • Broomfield: 200

The map below shows how electric vehicles are distributed around the Denver metro area by zip code:

Image: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NREL also found that the three most popular plug-in electric car models – the Nissan Leaf (31 percent), Chevrolet Volt (25 percent) and Tesla Model S (15 percent) account for 71 percent of all plug-in vehicles in Colorado.

The report was a joint effort between NREL, the Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Transportation in order to understand the demand and future needs for electric vehicle infrastructure.

Read the entire report at