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
“Christmas Vacation” re-imagined with the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Aside from “Die Hard,” one of the best Christmas movies made was “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” In that movie, an iconic scene involves Clark Griswold trying to light up the house’s holiday lights. Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, is back with a remake of that famous scene. Alongside his wife Ellen, played by Beverly D’Angelo, […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/20/2020
Need to remove someone’s gall bladder? Do it in the new Mercedes-Benz EQS

If you find yourself driving along in the new Mercedes-Benz EQS and have to perform emergency gall bladder removal surgery on a passenger, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars you’re in the new Benz. Why? Because thanks to the efforts of Mercedes engineers, the new EQS has one of the cleanest air environments in any […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/18/2020
What is the Pulse Electric Car?

Arcimoto is a publicly traded manufacturer of electric three-wheel vehicles in Eugene, Oregon. They currently have a lineup of vehicles you can buy on the west coast to serve a variety of different needs. One of their original concepts was called the Pulse Electric Car. It was a 3-wheeled car designed for commuting that would […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/17/2020
Several electrified vehicles make the NACTOY finalists list

One of the biggest awards in automotive is the North American Car, Truck and SUV of the year. Each year a variety of journalists from across North America drive and vote on what they think is the best in each category. Today, NACTOY released its list of finalists in each of those categories. What’s interesting […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/17/2020
Unboxing the 2020 Tesla Tequila

In addition to selling cars, Tesla sometimes decides to whip up some quick cash by offering items like flamethrowers and booty shorts. Earlier this year, an adult beverage hit the Tesla store. After a few weeks of waiting, we finally received our bottle of Tesla Tequila. Follow along as we show you what’s inside. The […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/16/2020
2021 Chrysler Pacific hybrid review: It’s the minivan to buy

The 2020 Chrysler Pacific in PHEV trim is one of the best minivans you could buy, but there were a few things that we would like to see changed. For the updated 2021 model year, Chrysler seemed to fix all of the qualms we had and delivers one of the best people carrying experiences out […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/16/2020
Government needs to catch up with the latest safety tech

Earlier today, we published our first drive review of the hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai. It turns out it’s a fantastic car that happens to run on a fuel that isn’t widely available. That’s a bummer. But it could be more widely available than it is. Hydrogen filling stations are popping up a lot of […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/16/2020
Our Mustang Mach-E performance testing results

Recently, we had a chance to spend a few hours with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. During our time with it, we were able to test some of the performance metrics of the vehicle. We weren’t able to conduct our full barrage of tests, but we were able to hit some key metrics. […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/15/2020
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive review: Future of high performance Fords is electric

Most commenters on the internet — never read the comments — were outraged when Ford announced that its new electric crossover would carry the Mustang name. Surely a four-door, high-riding crossover with available all-wheel drive can’t be in the same family as a rear-drive, high-horsepower performance sports car. Or can it? We spent the day […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/15/2020
Everything you need to know about the electric Ford pickup truck

While there are a ton of electric pickup trucks in the pipeline from a variety of different automotive startups, Ford’s electric F-150 pickup truck will be one of the first competitors from an established, mainstream automaker. Is an electric Ford F-150 in your future? Here’s everything you need to know about it. What is an […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/14/2020