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
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 first drive review: Navigating the multiverse

One thing you’ll notice if you are out seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home is that Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 is Happy’s car in the movie. The retro-futuristic electric car feels right at home with Tony Stark’s tech, Doctor Strange’s magic, and all of the other craziness that comes with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Ioniq 5 […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/17/2021
Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray caught completely undisguised tooling around Detroit

We know that a hybrid version of the C8 Corvette is coming, and our spy photographers just today caught a glimpse of a prototype on the streets of Detroit wearing no camouflage to hide any body bits. Wearing a Z06 with the Z07 package body, the E-Ray doesn’t have too many giveaways that it’s something […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/16/2021
2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo first drive review: The definition of a one-car solution

I wanted to go into my first drive of the 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo as objective as possible. It’s easy to say that a Porsche is brilliant and call it a day. But it’s different this time, because the Taycan Sport Turismo has to be both a good Porsche and a good EV. […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/14/2021
Hyundai prices 2022 Ioniq 5 and it’s right on the money

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is nearing its on-sale date, and we’ll have a full review of the new car later this week. But in order to put a car on sale, it has to have a price. Now we know how much the first E-GMP electric car is going to cost. Along with the pricing […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/13/2021
Watch: Teledyne Flir’s thermal camera fusion system makes emergency braking systems safer and more effective for less cash

Autonomous emergency braking systems are becoming more advanced every day. Some use visible light cameras, while others use radar. Some even use a combination of both. But while those can be effective, there is room to grow. Lidar is expensive, but is there something in between? If you ask Teledyne Flir there is. By adding […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/13/2021
Watch: We test out Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” beta software, and it’s quite shocking

Recently, we had a chance to borrow a Tesla Model 3 Long Range that is participating in the “Full Self Driving” beta program. We wanted to see for ourselves what the system does well, what the system does adequately, and what needs work. We documented the entire process on camera. At this point, “FSD” and […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/7/2021
Autopia 2099 is this Saturday! Here’s everything you need to know!

Autopia 2099 — Presented by Nissan is coming up this Saturday. If you are attending, or not sure quite yet if you want to make the trip, here’s everything you need to know about getting to the event and participating. (Editor’s Note: I’m a co-founder of Autopia 2099 and I suppose if it makes money […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/29/2021
Video roundup: Our coverage of 2021 LA Auto Show reveals

If you can’t make it to the 2021 LA Auto Show happening right now, either because you don’t want to fight the crowds or you live half a world away, we have you covered. In addition to all of our written coverage from the event (which you can find here), we also brought along our […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/24/2021
We talk to Electrify America about CHAdeMO, charging reliability, station design, and the future

Of the non-Tesla EV charging station providers in the United States, Electrify America is the one that seems to be adopting the most “Tesla-like” approach. But building out a charging network that has to work with dozens of different cars is no easy task. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, we sat down with Rob […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/23/2021
You can now reserve the Nissan Airya online starting at $47,125 with 300 miles of range

(Editor’s note: The pricing in this article reflects the online reservable models of Nissan Ariya — Venture+, Evolve+, Premiere, Platinum+ — and not every trim level that will ultimately be available. Five additional models will be available closer to the on-sale date, with a starting price around $40,000 plus destination.) Despite delays, the launch of […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/16/2021