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    Pike's Peak Hill Climb

    Does anybody live Colorado who can take their Model S up to the top of Pike's Peak. It would be awesome to get a trip report about this.

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    It would be especially interesting to see how much energy is recovered with regen braking on the way down.

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    I live in Colorado Springs and have been planning to do just that when I do get my car P3214 (Perf 85 kwhr). If the weather does permit and able to receive the car in January, I would to do it as soon as I can but that is one big IF. February would be kinda dicey due to weather.

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    First Tesla on Pikes Peak -- Americans' favorite mountain? Here is my Electra at 14,110 ft altitude. Going up was consuming at at rate of 1040.0 Wh/mile on average. Going down gained a net of 17 miles of charge. The average energy used was 365 Wh/mile when combined both up and down for a distance of 38.5 miles from the foot of the mountain and back.

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    Another photo of my Electra parked next to the ice wall on the way up to Pikes Peak on 5/27/13.
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    365 Wh/mile average seems exceptionally good. What speeds were you driving?

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    For straight sections I got it to 60 mph but mostly 30/35 mph due to Memorial weekend heavy traffic. Toward the end there were some really sharp turns -- so be aware!

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