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 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro is the new work truck hotness

When Ford revealed the upcoming 2022 F-150 Lightning, the company didn’t mention what the base version of the truck would be called. The only thing that was clear was that it wouldn’t be called XL. Often gobbled up by commercial buyers, there clearly has to be an F-150 Lightning for them. We now have the […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/24/2021
Small business owners should consider the F-150 Lightning Pro extended-range for their business

Remember when the whole of Texas’s electrical grid took a colossal dump and Ted Cruz went to Cancun? During that time, Ford pickups with the 7.2 kW Pro Power Onboard generators were called into action to help keep people from freezing to death. Power outages can be a pain, but for some they can be […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/24/2021
Ford reveals the F-150 Lightning, the company’s EV pickup truck and industry mic drop

Up until today, there hasn’t been much movement in the afford EV pickup truck space. Products like the Rivian R1T that ships later this year is a premium product for a premium customer. But what if you’re an everyday person who wants a truck to do truck things but runs on electricity? Meet the F-150 […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/19/2021
Ford’s F-150 Lightning is the most significant product reveal so far this year

There are a ton of new electric vehicles in the pipeline. Even if the United States is slower to adopt electrification than the rest of the world, the benefits of going electric are becoming clearer and clearer to more people. But up until now, most of what we’ve seen have been smaller segment products. Yes, […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/16/2021
Ford adding Amazon Alexa to more vehicles, launches Power-Ups, introduces new app for Mach-E

As Ford adds its newest infotainment to more and more vehicles, those vehicles become connected in a way that no Ford has been before. One of the advantages to this is that the company can push over-the-air updates to keep the software fresh, roll out fixes, and more. But that’s just the tip of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/13/2021
Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin for new vehicle transactions

Recently, Elon Musk and Tesla started accepting Bitcoin as a method for reserving a vehicle and paying for it. The cryptocurrency has seen enormous gains and it has helped with Tesla’s overall bottom line. So it is strange that the company would stop accepting it. Since Tesla no longer operates a public relations office in […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/12/2021
LiveWire is now an electric motorcycle brand from Harley-Davidson, and not just a bike

The LiveWire, Harley-Davidson‘s first electric motorcycle impressed critics with its performance and handling, even if the range could be a bit better, but Harley knows that its future has to be electric for it survive. To that end, Harley-Davidson is officially launching the LiveWire brand. It’s the all-electric motorcycle brand from Harley-Davidson. “One of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/10/2021
All-electric Ford F-150 EV now officially has a name, debut date set

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you know that Ford is working on an all-electric F-150 go on sale in the middle of 2022. We can all agree that F-150 EV is a lame name for a vehicle, so what on Earth is Ford going to call it? Lightning. It’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/10/2021
Volta Trucks accelerates electrification rollout to include 4 electric commercial vehicles by 2025

Volta Trucks is already working on a zero emissions strategy, but the truck maker has accelerated that plan to make some pretty significant changes by 2025. To start things off, Volta is planning four fully-electric commercial vehicles by the year 2025. That’s three more than what it’s currently working on — the Volta Zero — […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/6/2021
Preview: 3 months with the 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL

Today marks the beginning of a journey for EV Pulse, as Nissan just dropped a 2021 Nissan Leaf for us. We’ll get to keep the electric hatchback for 3 months. Throughout the course of the loan, we’ll take it on some adventures, talk about some of the features, and really spend time living with a […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/4/2021