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
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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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 debuts as “Electrified Streamliner,” first electric sedan from brand

Channeling design cues from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 debuts in Korea as the brand’s first electric sedan, with a phenomenal coefficient of drag and advanced technology. The Ioniq sub-brand is Hyundai’s all-electric offering, starting with the Ioniq 5 that we are fans of. We’re expecting a larger crossover, the Ioniq 7 […]

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq first drive review: Standard of the EV world

If you follow the automotive industry, you’ll know that Cadillac’s direction has be varied over the past few years. The company moved its headquarters to New York, then back to Michigan. But those days are over. Cadillac’s lineup is possibly the strongest it’s ever been, and it’s being spearheaded by its first electric car. The […]

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Updated GM Super Cruise reviewed: The best driver’s assist system, period

Debuting on new products like the GMC Hummer EV, updated Silverado and Sierra pickups, and slowly rolling out to more and more vehicles is an updated version of Super Cruise. Super Cruise is a level 2 driver’s assist system that allows you, the operator, to use the system without your hands on the steering wheel […]

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Hummer EV 3X reservation holders can customize this summer, price increasing for future reservations

The Hummer EV is a big, bold, in your face electric pickup truck. It’s also no cheap. But for those fortunate enough to get their hands on one, it’s an experience they likely won’t soon forget. Edition 1 models sold out pretty quickly, but next in line to start getting their trucks will be those […]

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Google, please fix your account issues before more cars get Android Automotive

If you’re like me, you have a Google account for most of your day-to-day life. You might even have a Google Apps for Business account, which allows you to have a custom domain name among other things. I don’t have multiple users, but I wanted a reasonably affordable custom domain suite of options. Google is […]

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We drive the Lockheed Martin and General Motors lunar rover on the moon… kind of

Space truly is the final frontier. And even though Anson Mount’s Captain Pike gets bigger and bigger hair each new week of Strange New Worlds, real space exploration is about to blow up in a big way. Part of that is due to what Lockheed Martin and General Motors are currently working on, and will […]

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2023 Toyota Sequoia first drive review: Hybrid passenger hauling and towing power

If you need a 3-row SUV, you have a few options to choose from. But if you want that same 3-row SUV to also be powered by a hybrid system, you don’t have nearly as many options. The updated 2023 Toyota Sequoia is that option, but is it any good? Visually, the Sequoia receives some […]

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Buc-ee’s needs to get in on EV charging

Recently, a Wall Street Journal article highlighted some of the challenges that still exist with fast charging an electric vehicle on a road trip. While some of the issues encountered are based on the car the author took — a Kia EV6 which doesn’t have dynamic trip planning based on available fast chargers — it […]

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Ford Pro is leading the way in helping save the power grid

Electric companies aren’t known to be the best companies when it comes to public perception. When the power goes out, you realize how fragile the grid actually is. There have been some big grid issues in the news recently, including a failure in Texas during an ice storm, and an equipment failure that caused a […]

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