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
Is this the last generation of the Nissan Leaf?

Nissan‘s first mass market electric car, and really the world’s first mass market electric car, just turned 10 years old last year. The Leaf brought the concept of electric driving mainstream and is a favoriteamongt enthusiasts. The current generation Leaf is a good car. It’s reasonably fun to drive, it’s quick enough, and it has […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/5/2021
Tesla (TSLA) 2021 stock predictions

Of all of the manufacturers that build electric vehicles, there’s only one make that has a cult following around the stock and share price. Obviously, that company is Tesla (TSLA). 2020 was an interesting year for the stock, where it reached astronomical highs and then went through a 5 for 1 stock split. While the […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/4/2021
EV 101: Charging a T8-powered Volvo plug-in hybrid

In addition to Volvo‘s growing lineup of fully-electric vehicles, including the XC40 P8 Recharge, the company has plug-in hybrids at the top of the model range. It’s a smart move to make your high performance models plug-ins, as it prepares the use for future electrification. But how do you take advantage of that ability to […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/4/2021
EV Pulse Top 10 posts of 2020

With it being a new year, it’s time to look back on what we did well and what we need to improve. It was only a partial year for the existence of this site, but we had some content that did extremely well. We want to make sure we educate and inform, and some of […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/2/2021
Tesla reports Q4 deliveries and overall 2020 performance numbers

Happy New Year! If you were waiting with baited breath to see how well Tesla did last year in producing and selling electric vehicles, we have the answer for you. It’s about exactly what was expected. Musk said at some point he expected to deliver 500,000 vehicles in 2020. His company delivered 499,550 total. Missing […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/2/2021
Tesla, please fix this person’s Model 3 headlight (Updated)

When the CEO of the company is active on social media, it’s common for customers to reach out to them. When the company’s support leaves a bit to be desired, customers reach out with quality concerns. For Twitter user John Kraus, he wants to get the headlight fixed on his car. Hi @elonmusk, my Model […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/31/2020
Videos like these don’t help the cause for Tesla “Full Self Driving”

Right now you can purchase a software update for any new Tesla that unlocks a feature called “Full Self Driving.” While the name would suggest that the car can drive itself, that is definitely not the case. The Tesla owners manual even states so. “Navigate on Autopilot does not make driving autonomous. You must pay […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/31/2020
7 safety items you should consider adding with your $600 stimulus money

Soon Americans will start to receive a stimulus check from the government in the amount of at least $600. While that number might increase to $2,000, we still recommend considering improving your emergency preparedness in your electric vehicle. Most people aren’t prepared for a roadside emergency, so we’ve prepared a list of a few items […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/30/2020
Best time to buy a new Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Model X, or Model S

Buying a new car can be quite the process. Thanks to Tesla’s direct sales method, it is a little easier. The price on the website is the price you pay. There’s no haggling salespeople. Well, at least that’s how it’s supposed to be. But if you’re in the market for a new Tesla model (Model […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/30/2020
Tesla “Full Self Driving” free for 3 months for deliveries taken before the end of the quarter

If you’re thinking about buying a Tesla, now might be the time to pull the trigger. If you take delivery before midnight on December 31, 2020, you’ll get three months of Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” software for free. Elon Musk tweeted out the incentive as he’s working to move as much metal as possible before […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/29/2020