But for now, potential buyers still have something called "range anxiety." That's the fear an electric car's battery may run out of charge far from a recharging station.
But a solution could be on the horizon — at least in the West.
Will Toor, director of transportation programs for SWEEP, the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, joined Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel. They discussed a new seven-state plan, which includes Colorado, that will create electric vehicle corridors.
The plan spans more than 5,000 miles of highway across the West, and 11 interstates. It could make the electric vehicle charging station as ubiquitous as the gas station.