Chad Kirchner

Chad is the VP of Content for EV Pulse, and other Wrecked Media Group properties. 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
Brembo Sensify first brake review: Stopping better in future EVs

When it comes to automotive suppliers, there aren’t too many household names. But one name most people are aware of is Brembo. The name recognition is so much so that automakers will sell performance upgrades and use the fact the upgrades include Brembo brakes as a selling point. If you’ve driven a modern EV, especially, […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/10/2022
F-150 Lightning tow and charge: How far you can go and how long it’ll take

Pickup trucks are often tasked with a variety of jobs. The exception of what a truck should be capable of doing far exceeds that of a sports car. So an electric pickup truck will be held to similar standards. Additionally, unlike a gas-powered truck, an electric truck will need to be recharged. Depending on the […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/4/2022
How far can a 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge travel on electricity alone?

For 2022, Volvo updated its plug-in hybrids with new battery technology and better range while driving only on electricity. We had a chance to sample the powertrain early on in Belgium last year, but now we are driving a U.S.-spec on our home turf. The advantage of a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV, is that for […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/2/2022
Spied: 2024 Kia EV9 testing in Germany

At last year’s LA Auto Show, we saw a concept for a three-row, Telluride-sized, electric crossover from Kia. Called the Concept EV9, it was the company’s tease of what is to come. What is to come, exactly? Well, it’s the production EV9. And Kia was recently just caught out testing the new crossover. Our spy […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/15/2022
Hyundai officially announces Ioniq 5 N, goes on sale next year

Hyundai’s N cars are some of the most fun cars you can currently buy. But with the company electrifying its entire lineup, what does the future mean for the N badge? Well, we can now confirm that the future looks bright. Hyundai is experimenting with high performance EVs now, but the company has confirmed its […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/14/2022
Hyundai RN22e previews future N performance Ioniq models

In addition to the Ioniq 5 N that Hyundai is for sure now going to be building, the company is working hard on future technology for future N models. That future technology is going to be developed on the RN22e. The RN22e is a rolling experiment for the latest and greatest N tech. It’s the […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/14/2022
Hyundai’s N Vision 74 is a heritage throwback with advanced fuel cell tech

Hyundai isn’t only working on battery electric vehicles. They’ve been experimenting with hydrogen for awhile, especially in large trucking, but they’re also cooking up some other interesting goodies. The N Vision 74 is a rolling experiment in high performance, racetrack use of hydrogen that also looks freakin’ amazing. Let’s start with those looks. “N Vision […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/14/2022
GM and Pilot building out coast-to-coast EV fast charging network

Public charging needs to improve for EV adoption to really go mainstream. Tesla understood this when it decided to deploy its own proprietary Supercharger network. While there are other players in EV fast charging, work needs to be done. Today, General Motors announced that it’s partnering with Pilot Company, the folks who own Pilot and […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/14/2022
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 fully revealed: Key details, range information, and Ioniq N possibilities

While we’ve already seen a few computer generated images of the “Electrified Streamliner” that is the Hyundai Ioniq 6, we haven’t received much information from Hyundai about the car. We recently attended a briefing on the vehicle, and have a bunch more information that you’re going to want to know about the second vehicle in […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/13/2022
How much would Tesla charge non-Tesla drivers to Supercharge?

As part of the massive infrastructure bill passed by the Biden administration, a ton of money was set aside to help grow out the EV fast charging network across the country. To gain access to that money, charging stations can’t be proprietary to one particular make or model. Obviously Tesla would want access to that […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/13/2022