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
Gas-powered pickup truck vs. electric pickup truck: Which should you buy?

Being an electric vehicle focused site, it would seem to make sense that when you’re looking for a new vehicle, you should choose an electric offering. But is that blanket advice good across the board? Does it apply to pickup trucks? When looking at an electric pickup truck, you have to realize that none are […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
2021 Ford F-150 hybrid XLT acceleration and braking performance tested

We are spending time in a mid-spec, 2021 Ford F-150 XLT with the hybrid engine. It’s a four-wheel drive version of the truck. Since the hybrid is basically added to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost that is already on top-spec F-150s, we figured it’d be a good opportunity to run it through our performance testing. For those […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
What adapter do I need to connect to the Ford F-150 Pro Power Onboard generator?

One of the coolest features of the 2021 Ford F-150, in addition to the hybrid added to the lineup, is the onboard power generator. Ford calls it Pro Power Onboard, and it can produce up to 7.2 kW of electricity if it’s equipped to the hybrid version of the truck. At first glance, the power […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
Lotus teases future of vehicle lineup, most will be electric

Last year, Lotus said that it would be making one more gasoline-powered sports car before going entirely electric. The future is in electrons, and for a small make like Lotus, it’s better to embrace that future completely. That’s why this teaser released from Lotus is important to you. Many of those vehicles you see under […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
Comprehensive photo gallery of Mercedes EQA

Along with all of the juicy details about the new compact crossover from Mercedes-Benz, the EQA, the folks from Mercedes dumped a bunch of photos detailing the electric from the inside and out. You can scroll through the entire gallery below of the newest electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz.

by Chad Kirchner
1/20/2021
Base model Porsche Taycan is official with rear-wheel drive and 5 digit starting price

If you were waiting for a lighter-weight, rear-wheel drive version of the Porsche Taycan electric sports sedan, your wait is over. Porsche is now making available the standard Porsche Taycan. With a starting price of $81,250 with delivery, the Taycan has a synchronous electric motor and a 600-amp pulse inverter. It still has the 2-speed […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/19/2021
Chevolet’s Bolt EV and Bolt EUV want to be your valentine with February 14 reveal

Chevrolet has been slowly putting out teasers for the refreshed Chevrolet Bolt EV and the new Bolt EUV crossover. We now know when the reveal will happen. It’s Valentine’s Day. To help with the reveal, Chevrolet is partnering with Walt Disney World to reveal the vehicles. Chevrolet says in its release that an all-electric future […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/19/2021
Rivian closes another round of funding

Rivian is gearing up for launch of its R1T pickup truck and R1S crossover. The electric offerings should be coming within a year, and the company is going to need to spend some cash to make it a success. Cash, however, isn’t a problem for Rivian because it has managed to secure another round of […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/19/2021
Cruise gets an influx of cash thanks to an investment from Microsoft

Microsoft announced that it is entering a long-term strategic relationship with Cruise to accelerate the development and commercialization of self-driving automobiles. The new investment comes with a check for $2 billion. “Our mission to bring safer, better and more affordable transportation to everyone isn’t just a tech race — it’s also a trust race,” said […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/19/2021
Lincoln should bring back the Mark LT pickup truck as an EV

One could argue — and I often do — that the Lincoln Blackwood and subsequent Mark LT pickup truck was ahead of its time. It was designed to be a premium offering during a time when nobody wanted a premium truck. Those times are over, and it’s obvious if you step foot on a Ford […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/18/2021