Video: Tesla Model S P85+ Climbs 8 Miles to 11,158 Feet in Ike Gauntlet Review

DEC 8 2013 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 2

The Fast Lane Car says “hello” again to the Tesla Model S P85+.

Still Climbing

Still Climbing

This is The Fast Lane Car’s third time with the Model S and, once again, it’s an elevated drive, meaning a drive at elevation.

What The Fast Lane Car is testing this time with the Model S is rather difficult to explain accurately, so let’s turn to the testers for their input:

“The Tesla Model S P85 is a revolutionary car that says goodbye to the internal combustion engine and hello to the electric motor. But how will this all electric car do when the road gets steep and the altitude gets to two miles above sea level.”

“From Dillion, Colorado to the Eisenhower Tunnel U.S. I-70 climbs 8 miles to a maximum elevation of 11,158 feet or 3,401 meters. That’s enough elevation and grade to test a small economy car like the 2014Ford Fiesta and the Chevy Sonic Turbo, but how will the 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ perform on the same stretch of American Highway?”

“In Part 3 of another accurate, informative and fun TFLcar mashup review Nathan, Emme, Andre and Roman take on the Ike Gauntlet in the new 2014 Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic Turbo and the most powerful electric production car…the 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ to see how these small cars handle the steep grade and lack of air density in the Mountains of Colorado.”

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2 Comments on "Video: Tesla Model S P85+ Climbs 8 Miles to 11,158 Feet in Ike Gauntlet Review"

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MarkV

They should have reviewed the base 85 with pano roof for $75k then the last guy wouldnt have been so hung up on the price. The value drops exponentially on the fully loaded version.

EVfan

How many miles of range did the ride consume? My guess is 50 on the way up.