Chad Kirchner

Chad is the Editor-in-Chief for EV Pulse. He has years of experience covering the automotive industry and has been featured in Truck Trend, The Drive, Overland Journal, AutoGuide, Automotive Map, and other places.
Chad Kirchner
Chevrolet Silverado EV appears in the dark in recent GM video

During the 2021 CES show, GM debuted a litany of new products centered around its electrification platform Ultium. During one of the sequences, GM showed off some of the new EVs that will be coming down the pipeline. While they were hidden in the dark, it wasn’t hard to figure out that one of them […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
Chevrolet is considering launching an electric Corvette crossover: Report

Crossovers are all the rage these days. Sports cars are starting to wane in their popularity. For some automakers, they’ve come up with some crazy ideas to keep making money for sports cars. It looks like Chevrolet might be thinking about trying it with an electric Corvette that’s also a crossover. Bloomberg is reporting that […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
Lada Niva returns in 2024 but appears to be missing electrified powertrain options

Renault just recently held its “Renaultution” event, where the brands under Groupe Renault talked about the products it was working on in the coming years. For the Russian brand Lada, that means the return of the legendary Niva. The Niva is a bit of a cult classic, not only in Russia but around the world. […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
Renault’s Le Car, the Renault 5, is re-imagined as an EV as part of Renault’s shift to a clean energy brand

Renault recently unveiled its Renault 5 Prototype battery electric vehicle as part of Groupe Renault’s overall “Renaultution” strategy. While the cute little city car won’t make it Stateside, it does give us an idea of what to expect from the Alliance. The cute little Renault 5 is a rebirth for the brand, and interestingly the […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
CES 2021 is the strangest CES to take place

A pandemic can change how the world operates. When everything started to shut down in March of 2020, we didn’t know how long it’d last. But now as we enter the early part of 2021, the virus is still here and it’s still shaping the world. Case in point: the 2021 CES show in Las […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/13/2021
Sony Vision-S electric sedan prototype complete and is undergoing testing

As we are at the one year anniversary of Sony showing off an electric sports sedan concept, we receive word that the company has completed a prototype and that it is undergoing testing right now in Europe. The Vision-S, built by Magna for Sony, features advanced safety features, cutting-edge infotainment and entertainment options, adaptability, all […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/12/2021
Cadillac Celestiq teased with trick new panoramic roof, cutting-edge tech

At the 2021 virtual CES keynote featuring Mary Barra, representatives from General Motors and Cadillac teased an upcoming premium luxury EV called the Celestiq. Based on the Ultium battery platform, the Cadillac Celestiq is a technological test bed for future brand innovations. That includes a full-width screen for the driver and front passenger, and even […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/12/2021
BrightDrop is new GM business built to electrify delivery logistics

In the year that was 2020, the demand for delivery equipment increased significantly. Combine that growing demand with the desire to electrify this business, and you end up with BrightDrop. BrightDrop is a GM-owned business that will electrify the logistics and delivering goods and services. During her CES 2021 Keynote, GM CEO Mary Barra announced […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/12/2021
Stop and watch the insanity that is BMW’s latest iDrive video for the BMW iX

As we reported, BMW is showing off its new iDrive system at this week’s virtual CES show. Debuting in the iX electric crossover, the system is the culmination of all of BMW’s tech with a new, always-connected interface. To help show it off a bit, BMW created a video. While we’re not sure if in […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021
Tesla “Full Self-Driving” is a $10,000 scam

If you were to order a new Tesla vehicle today, one of the option boxes you can check is to add “Full Self-Driving.” You might read through the options and think you should add it. You shouldn’t. “Full Self-Driving” is a set of features that aren’t a car driving itself. According to Tesla’s website right […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021