2023 Mercedes-Benz S580e PHEV Upstages the EQS

Mercedes’ EQS sedan tries to be the S-class of electric cars, it doesn’t feel quite the same as the brand’s most popular model

The PHEV S-class has an electric motor and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine

The EPA said it could go 46 miles, but in our 75-mph range test, it went 58 miles on electricity alone

Even though the electric EQS goes farther, long trips still cause range concern

These worries are taken care of by the S580e, which has gas fill-ups and DC fast-charging, which is not common in plug-in hybrids

$500 60-kW charging gear can charge the 22.7-kWh battery from 10% to 80% in 20 minutes