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
Jeep expands 4xe plug-in hybrid lineup with Willys Wrangler and 30th Anniversary Grand Cherokee

While Jeep dropped its big news last week, it doesn’t mean that the company doesn’t have things to talk about at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Two new updates to its 4xe plug-in models debuted, including a new option for the Wrangler 4xe and a new trim for the Grand Cherokee 4xe. 2023 Jeep Wrangler […]

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Revisiting the Hyundai Ioniq 5

When this author first drove the Hyundai Ioniq 5, we were still reeling from a pandemic. Travel was limited. Our job here at EV Pulse looked very different from it does today. But one key take-away from my first drive in San Diego was just how good the Ioniq 5 is. It was the first […]

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2023 Lexus RX 450h+ early first look review: Upgraded plug-in model tough to beat

Santa Barbara is a beautiful community north of Los Angeles that has some amazing beaches just minutes away from some amazing vineyards. It’s an ultimate weekend getaway. The updated 2023 Lexus RX feels right at home driving along the grape-lined roads of the California country, and the car is more environmentally-friendly than ever. Sitting at […]

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2023 Lexus RX 350h and 500h F Sport Performance first drive review: The bench mark, updated

Lexus open brags that it was the company that invented the luxury crossover segment with the RX. Being an OG in a world swarming with competition can be difficult, because Lexus has to keep the product fresh without alienating its customer base. The 2023 Lexus RX does a respectable job at walking that line, doing […]

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Toyota exploring portable power utilizing hydrogen, benefits huge

Hydrogen. It’s the most abundant element in the known universe, the lightest on the periodic table, and can go boom. While it doesn’t exist in the air we breathe (that’s 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen), it’s essential to human life as it is part of the water we drink. Using it as a power source for […]

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That new gas powered, V8 Mustang with a manual transmission? You can thank the Mach-E for that

The upcoming Detroit Auto Show isn’t going to set the world on fire, but there is a product that is going to debut there that enthusiasts will appreciate. The next generation, gasoline-powered, manual-equipped Ford Mustang coupe is set to bow in a few weeks. Why? Because the Mustang Mach-E. It’s amazing to me that we’re […]

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Dodge CEO confirms 14,000 reservations for new Hornet in first day

The Dodge brand is wrapping up its 2022 Speed Week at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, and brand CEO Tim Kuniskis just debuted the company’s first dedicated EV — the Dodge Charger Daytona. While we will be the first to tell you shouldn’t read the comments on the internet, Kuniskis admitted that he did and […]

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What will replace the Dodge Charger and Challenger at Brampton?

We’re in the midst of a weeklong event called Dodge Speed Week, where the company is spending 3 nights to talk about the current status of Dodge, where it’ll be in the near future, and where it’s heading in the long-term future. We had an opportunity to attend a briefing about the event, and learned […]

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Polestar 6 is company’s electric roadster coming to life

The Polestar electric roadster concept, which looks fabulous, is going to enter production as the Polestar 6. The company confirmed that the car will launch in 2026 and interested customers can reserve a build slot starting today. “With the overwhelming consumer and press response, we took the decision to put this stunning roadster into production […]

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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, […]

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