Electric vehicles, especially those that offer a decent amount of range, are undeniably heavy. Big batteries add a lot of weight, and that doesn’t bode too well for handling, as the suspension components and tires need to work a lot harder compared to a light vehicle.
Case in point: the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV in its 480 trim has a dual-motor setup that’s good for a combined 536 horsepower, as well as a 108.4-kilowatt-hour battery pack that enables an EPA-estimated range of 285 miles, but – at the same time – weighs a hefty 6,228 pounds, which, as you’ll see in the video embedded above, limits the SUV’s ability to tackle high-speed direction changes, even with the help of electronic safety systems.


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