Chad Kirchner

Chad is the Editor-in-Chief for EV Pulse. 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
Rivian powers holiday lights display from the new R1T electric pickup

We’re in the middle of holiday season and the end of the year 2020 is on the horizon. To help celebrate this year, which has been anything but normal, Rivian invited the families of the workers in Normal, Illinois to come out and check out the truck. In the holiday spirit, though, there was a […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/22/2020
J.D. Power serious about EV studies in the new year

As we near the end of 2020, companies are preparing for how they’re going to improve things next year. For a company like J.D. Power, that means looking at their survey and awards and evaluating what’s next. Per a release sent to EV Pulse, J.D. Power will have 5 new EV studies next year. The […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/22/2020
The Apple Car already exists, it just has a Tesla badge on the hood

It seems like every few months a story will drop from a reputable source stating that Apple is still working on an electric car. While we do know there is some secretive auto division at Apple called Project Titan, there really hasn’t been anything to come out of it. There probably never will be. But […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/22/2020
Presumptive future Secretary of Transportation eyeing EV vehicle and charging expansion

In a late afternoon Tweet on Monday, former South Bend mayor and presumptive future Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said that in order to meet the climate crisis, investment must be made in clean energy and EV expansion. To meet the climate crisis, we must put millions of new electric vehicles on America’s roads. It's […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
Apple still working on that whole electric car thing: Report

It seems like every couple of years someone makes a claim that Apple is actually going to make a full-on electric car. We know that they have a team working on vehicle-related stuff, but don’t forget that software like Apple Car Play is constantly being worked on. Reuters is reporting, though, that Apple is preparing […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
Dealer meeting reveals GMC Sierra EV coming soon: Report

Dealership meetings are important to keep the stores in the loop on current product, requirements for upgrades, and future product. Rallying the troops and keeping them excited is important, especially in such a crappy year. But at these meetings, information typically gets out. That is the case of a recent GMC dealership meeting. Not only […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
GMC may sell more Edition 1 Hummer EVs: Report

On launch day for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, the company quickly sold out of the Edition 1 versions of the vehicle. Equipped with 3 motors and over 1,000 hp, the Edition 1 is the fastest of the Hummer EVs. According to the Detroit Free Press, the General is considering offering up more of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
GMC dealers agreed to spend up to $140,000 to upgrade for Hummer EV: Report

In order to modernize and prepare a dealership for the upcoming electric onslaught, some investments are in order. Many of these investments come at the direction of the manufacturer, who have particular requirements when it comes to marketing and presenting the vehicles. Cadillac was notoriously asked dealerships to spend $200,000 for the upgrades it demanded. […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
Watch the Ford F-150 EV go dashing through the snow

We know the Ford F-150 EV is coming. We know it’ll go into production in mid-2022. We know it’ll be one of the first electric pickups you’ll be able to buy from a mainstream manufacturer. But how does an OEM hold over potential customers while they wait to be able to place their orders and […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
New Smart eSUV coming to market in China and Europe

People love SUVs. We might talk about the benefits of a sedan day in and day out, with the lower center of gravity, lighter weight, longer range for an EV, and so on. But people don’t want that. They want a high-riding SUV. It’s just facts. Daniel Lescow, VP of global sales for Automobile Co, […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020