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 confirms that Silverado EV is coming after Hummer EV, built at Factory Zero facility

Chevrolet has confirmed that the next big EV reveal in line following the Hummer EV and SUV is the new EV version of the Chevrolet Silverado. It’ll be build at the Factory Zero facility in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan. Built on the Ultium platform, the new Silverado is expected to provide all of the capability […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/6/2021
Hold up on that whole Voltswagen thing, says Volkswagen AG: Report

In the Before Times, this week would be the New York International Auto Show, which would be full of big reveals and brand news. Because it’s not happening this year at this time, automakers are still utilizing the time to drop news. Unfortunately, it’s also the week of April 1. April Fools’ Day is a […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/30/2021
Introducing Voltswagen: The peoples’ electric car company… wait, huh?

Yesterday we reported that Volkswagen, which literally means the peoples’ car in German, was going to go through a name change in the United States. Those reports apparently are correct, as Volkswagen is officially stating that it has a new name for U.S. operations that ushers in a new era of e-Mobility. That name? Voltswagen. […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/30/2021
Mini Pacesetter is an electrified JCW GP that’ll play Safety Car in the Formula E World Championship series

We’re pretty big fans of the Mini Cooper S E electric here, but it’s safe to say that it isn’t “motor sports ready.” So Mini took inspiration from John Cooper Works and applied it to a new concept that’ll function as a Safety Car in the Formula E series. Called the Pacesetter, the electric Mini […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/29/2021
Volkswagen’s U.S. operations to get a new name: Report [Updated]

As Volkswagen is heading toward even more EV in its fleet, it’s apparently changing the name of its U.S. operations division as well, according to a report. That name? Voltswagen. According to CNBC, Volkswagen intends on changing its name to Voltswagen in the United States. This naming would apply to all of the company’s EV […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/29/2021
Rivian CEO testing Yakima and Rivian branded accessories for the R1T

When preparing to sell an outdoor focused vehicle, it’s important to have factory accessories available. While many will head straight to the aftermarket, there’s value in offering a full setup right from the manufacturer. The outdoor accessory maker Yakima seems to understand that more than others, and its accessories are offered by the manufacturer from […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/28/2021
Jeep’s 4xe charging network powered by Electrify America

We’ve known for awhile that Jeep would focus on putting EV chargers at trailheads and popular outdoor spots around the country to support the Wrangler 4xe and future electrified models. We now know that it’ll be done through a partnership with Electrify America. Level 2 charging stations will start appearing at Jeep Badge of Honor […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/26/2021
2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe economy numbers released

There was a time in the not-too-distant past where you could only purchase a Jeep Wrangler with one engine option. Today, that’s a very different story. One of these new engine options is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder attached to a battery-electric hybrid system. That should be both an efficient and fun off-road tool that you […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/22/2021
Good News! The Dacia Spring EV gets pricing in Germany

While the United States still doesn’t have what we’d consider a mass-market, affordable EV, our friends in Europe are being inundated with new affordable options. One of those options is the Dacia Spring. We now know how much it’ll cost in Germany. Carscoops has all the details. Pricing starts at €10,920 after government grants. That’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/22/2021
Jeep Magneto EV Wrangler electrifying Moab for Easter Jeep Safari

Every year, Jeep builds some crazy concepts to take out to Utah for the annual Easter Jeep Safari. Some of these concepts are wild, never-make-it-to-production one-offs, while others give us an indication on where the brand is heading in the future. This year, one of the concepts is called the Magneto. It’s an all-electric Jeep […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/22/2021