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Both trips start and finish at rest, with the end point 800 feet lower than the start.

Both trips never use any battery for motion. The regen. number is green throughout both trips.

Both trips start with room in the battery for storage.

Both trips are in L.

Trip A: Descent is at a speed that hits 35 often, using the paddle or L for the necessary slowdowns. In short, this trip gets down to the bottom quickly.

Trip B: Regen in L is used aggressively and the trip is taken much more slowly, perhaps twice as long.

I think we can ignore the increased drag at the higher speed, on the assumption that the effect is small, tho nonzero. My real question is: Does the 800 ft. drop lead to the same regen regardless of the time the trip takes (and perhaps even if one takes an alternate road that doubles the distance, but is still all downhill).

I do this route daily, and it appears that I get 0.6 or 0.7 kWh from the descent, but the numbers are not accuratee enough for me to even guess at the answer to my question.