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
Toyota might be best suited for the lithium shortages of the near future

Toyota receives a lot of criticism regarding its EV strategy. Mainly, people accuse Toyota of simply not having one. We’ve been critical of them, too. The rest of the automotive industry in Korea, Europe, China, and the United States are racing toward EV development, while Toyota is methodically slow. The company has its reasons. “We […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 1/25/2023
Amperage Capital is attempting to solve the 35% problem of apartment charging

One of the best parts of EV ownership is never having to go to a gas station. Starting the morning with a full battery is the best, and most rewarding, way to own an EV. But if you rent and don’t have access to workplace charging, your life becomes exponentially more difficult. As we get […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 1/17/2023
Next-generation Ram Heavy Duty likely powered by Symbio hydrogen technology

During a keynote from Carlos Tavares at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas, he discussed the latest strategic investment in a company called Symbio. The French company makes the technology needed to build hydrogen vehicles. Symbio’s CEO, Phillipe Rosier, sat down with EV Pulse along with the North American General Manager, Rob Del Core, […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 1/9/2023
Ram Revolution BEV Concept teases us the electric Ram future

Debuting at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, the Ram Revolution BEV Concept is our first official look at the upcoming all-electric Ram electric pickup. While it’s purely a concept at this point, we expect a lot of what you see here to make it to a production truck that Ram expects to show off […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 1/9/2023
Can you charge a Tesla with the Pro Power Onboard generator on the Ford F-150 hybrid?

Ever since Ford announced that its 2021 F-150 PowerBoost hybrid would offer a 7.2 kW onboard generator, we wondered if it would be able to charge an electric car. It’d be a boon to recovery companies if they could purchase an XLT with the generator to help stranded EVs alongside the road. Now we have […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 12/21/2022
2023 Kia EV6 GT first drive review: Rendezvous then I’m through with you

Kia’s EV6 is one of the best new electric cars you can buy. It offers both a rear-drive, single motor setup, and a dual-motor all-wheel drive option. It’s quick. It’s comfortable. It has incredible fast charging tech. But we always knew there would be more. That “more” comes in the form of the high-performance GT […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 12/19/2022
2023 Toyota Prius first drive review: Sexiness, but at a cost

The 2023 Toyota Prius is the best looking Prius to date. Heck, we’d go as far as to say that the Prius is the best looking Toyota to date. There are more than just cosmetic changes for the new model, and there are some compromises made to make the car look as good as it […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 12/14/2022
The Rivian EDV is the most innovative commercial van we’ve seen

Commercial vans aren’t exciting. But when it comes to electrification, delivery vans specifically are ripe for new technology. Working with Amazon, Rivian has constructed an electric delivery van (EDV) that is quite possibly the most innovative product we’ve seen. If you’ve been paying attention, you know we like the Ford E-Transit. We’ve reviewed it here, […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 11/30/2022
VinFast betting on quality, service, and lineup in the United States

Our coverage of the 2022 LA Auto Show is brought to you by WynHouse, an innovation firm. Jumpstart your business success today by visiting WynHouse.co. For those who follow the automotive industry, VinFast is a recognizable name. But for those who don’t, there is little exposure to the brand. How does the company plan to […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 11/21/2022
Fiat 500e Abarth in the U.S. depends on success of brand’s experiments

Our coverage of the 2022 LA Auto Show is brought to you by WynHouse, an innovation firm. Jumpstart your business success today by visiting WynHouse.co. Fiat is bringing the all-electric 500e back to the United States in 2024. Which is fantastic. But for those who are interested in hotter hatches, we want to know if we’re […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 11/18/2022