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
Hyundai RN22e previews future N performance Ioniq models

In addition to the Ioniq 5 N that Hyundai is for sure now going to be building, the company is working hard on future technology for future N models. That future technology is going to be developed on the RN22e. The RN22e is a rolling experiment for the latest and greatest N tech. It’s the […]

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Should you get a Level 2 charger for your Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid?

Whether you’re picking up a deal on a previous-year Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, or considering picking up the new model, you might be wondering about plugging in at home. The car comes with a Level 1 trickle charger, but it’ll also take a Level 2 charger. Should you go through the hassle and expense of getting […]

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GM and Pilot building out coast-to-coast EV fast charging network

Public charging needs to improve for EV adoption to really go mainstream. Tesla understood this when it decided to deploy its own proprietary Supercharger network. While there are other players in EV fast charging, work needs to be done. Today, General Motors announced that it’s partnering with Pilot Company, the folks who own Pilot and […]

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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 fully revealed: Key details, range information, and Ioniq N possibilities

While we’ve already seen a few computer generated images of the “Electrified Streamliner” that is the Hyundai Ioniq 6, we haven’t received much information from Hyundai about the car. We recently attended a briefing on the vehicle, and have a bunch more information that you’re going to want to know about the second vehicle in […]

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How much would Tesla charge non-Tesla drivers to Supercharge?

As part of the massive infrastructure bill passed by the Biden administration, a ton of money was set aside to help grow out the EV fast charging network across the country. To gain access to that money, charging stations can’t be proprietary to one particular make or model. Obviously Tesla would want access to that […]

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May Mobility closes round of funding, starts early development of Toyota’s next mobility platform

May Mobility, the company collaborating with Toyota on its autonomous vehicle platform, just closed a $111 million round of Series C Funding. The Ann Arbor company is working with Toyota on its Sienna Autono-MaaS vehicle platform, which is a fully autonomous Sienna sheparding in the idea of Mobility as a Service, and also being development […]

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EV 101: Can the Cadillac Lyriq use a Tesla Supercharger charging station?

The Cadillac Lyriq is the new hotness from the luxury brand, and the company’s first dedicated EV. It’s quite good, at least based on our first impressions, so you’re probably thinking about ordering one. You’ve likely heard that fast charging can be hit or miss, depending on where you live, but you’ve seen Tesla’s Superchargers […]

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Tesla to pilot allowing Supercharger access in the United States to non-Teslas: The White House

One of the keys to Tesla’s success in North America is the proliferation and availability of the Supercharger network. Without it, it’s unlikely Tesla would be a success. But one criticism of the network is that it’s only available to Tesla automobiles. While that makes sense — Tesla spent the money after all — there […]

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Spied: Lamborghini Aventador replacement PHEV

We know that the currently Lamborghini Aventador will be the last Lamborghini powered exclusively by a V12 engine. But the “exclusively by” is the key word there, because the replacement will likely also be a V12, with the help of a plug-in hybrid system. For exotic cars, going plug-in is a must. As cities ban […]

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GM, including the Cadillac Lyriq, offers nearly every type of charging connector possible

While we were sitting in the Cadillac Lyriq presentation at a resort in Park City, Utah, the product’s chief engineer was walking through the charging accessories that come with the car, and what are available, and it’s a lot. While Tesla is making the portable charging cable an optional extra, General Motors is shipping the […]

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