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
Base model Porsche Taycan is official with rear-wheel drive and 5 digit starting price

If you were waiting for a lighter-weight, rear-wheel drive version of the Porsche Taycan electric sports sedan, your wait is over. Porsche is now making available the standard Porsche Taycan. With a starting price of $81,250 with delivery, the Taycan has a synchronous electric motor and a 600-amp pulse inverter. It still has the 2-speed […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/19/2021
Chevolet’s Bolt EV and Bolt EUV want to be your valentine with February 14 reveal

Chevrolet has been slowly putting out teasers for the refreshed Chevrolet Bolt EV and the new Bolt EUV crossover. We now know when the reveal will happen. It’s Valentine’s Day. To help with the reveal, Chevrolet is partnering with Walt Disney World to reveal the vehicles. Chevrolet says in its release that an all-electric future […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/19/2021
Rivian closes another round of funding

Rivian is gearing up for launch of its R1T pickup truck and R1S crossover. The electric offerings should be coming within a year, and the company is going to need to spend some cash to make it a success. Cash, however, isn’t a problem for Rivian because it has managed to secure another round of […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/19/2021
Cruise gets an influx of cash thanks to an investment from Microsoft

Microsoft announced that it is entering a long-term strategic relationship with Cruise to accelerate the development and commercialization of self-driving automobiles. The new investment comes with a check for $2 billion. “Our mission to bring safer, better and more affordable transportation to everyone isn’t just a tech race — it’s also a trust race,” said […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/19/2021
Lincoln should bring back the Mark LT pickup truck as an EV

One could argue — and I often do — that the Lincoln Blackwood and subsequent Mark LT pickup truck was ahead of its time. It was designed to be a premium offering during a time when nobody wanted a premium truck. Those times are over, and it’s obvious if you step foot on a Ford […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/18/2021
Tesla apparently values “Full Self-Driving” at exactly $0

If you want to add Tesla‘s “Full Self-Driving” feature to your car, it’ll set you back $10,000. That $10,000 buys you a set of semi-autonomous driving aids and the promise that the car will be able to drive itself in the future. You’d think that adding a $10,000 option to your car would result in […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/18/2021
This Tesla driver needs to have his driver’s license revoked and he should be in prison

Every week, without fail, I come across a video on YouTube or on TikTok of someone setting Autopilot on their Tesla and climbing into the back seat. Sometimes it’s “just to relax” while other times it is to “sleep.” If you do this, you are a moron and you are unnecessarily putting your life at […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/18/2021
Chevrolet Silverado EV appears in the dark in recent GM video

During the 2021 CES show, GM debuted a litany of new products centered around its electrification platform Ultium. During one of the sequences, GM showed off some of the new EVs that will be coming down the pipeline. While they were hidden in the dark, it wasn’t hard to figure out that one of them […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
Chevrolet is considering launching an electric Corvette crossover: Report

Crossovers are all the rage these days. Sports cars are starting to wane in their popularity. For some automakers, they’ve come up with some crazy ideas to keep making money for sports cars. It looks like Chevrolet might be thinking about trying it with an electric Corvette that’s also a crossover. Bloomberg is reporting that […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
Lada Niva returns in 2024 but appears to be missing electrified powertrain options

Renault just recently held its “Renaultution” event, where the brands under Groupe Renault talked about the products it was working on in the coming years. For the Russian brand Lada, that means the return of the legendary Niva. The Niva is a bit of a cult classic, not only in Russia but around the world. […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021