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
Renault’s Le Car, the Renault 5, is re-imagined as an EV as part of Renault’s shift to a clean energy brand

Renault recently unveiled its Renault 5 Prototype battery electric vehicle as part of Groupe Renault’s overall “Renaultution” strategy. While the cute little city car won’t make it Stateside, it does give us an idea of what to expect from the Alliance. The cute little Renault 5 is a rebirth for the brand, and interestingly the […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/14/2021
CES 2021 is the strangest CES to take place

A pandemic can change how the world operates. When everything started to shut down in March of 2020, we didn’t know how long it’d last. But now as we enter the early part of 2021, the virus is still here and it’s still shaping the world. Case in point: the 2021 CES show in Las […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/13/2021
Sony Vision-S electric sedan prototype complete and is undergoing testing

As we are at the one year anniversary of Sony showing off an electric sports sedan concept, we receive word that the company has completed a prototype and that it is undergoing testing right now in Europe. The Vision-S, built by Magna for Sony, features advanced safety features, cutting-edge infotainment and entertainment options, adaptability, all […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/12/2021
Cadillac Celestiq teased with trick new panoramic roof, cutting-edge tech

At the 2021 virtual CES keynote featuring Mary Barra, representatives from General Motors and Cadillac teased an upcoming premium luxury EV called the Celestiq. Based on the Ultium battery platform, the Cadillac Celestiq is a technological test bed for future brand innovations. That includes a full-width screen for the driver and front passenger, and even […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/12/2021
BrightDrop is new GM business built to electrify delivery logistics

In the year that was 2020, the demand for delivery equipment increased significantly. Combine that growing demand with the desire to electrify this business, and you end up with BrightDrop. BrightDrop is a GM-owned business that will electrify the logistics and delivering goods and services. During her CES 2021 Keynote, GM CEO Mary Barra announced […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/12/2021
Stop and watch the insanity that is BMW’s latest iDrive video for the BMW iX

As we reported, BMW is showing off its new iDrive system at this week’s virtual CES show. Debuting in the iX electric crossover, the system is the culmination of all of BMW’s tech with a new, always-connected interface. To help show it off a bit, BMW created a video. While we’re not sure if in […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021
Tesla “Full Self-Driving” is a $10,000 scam

If you were to order a new Tesla vehicle today, one of the option boxes you can check is to add “Full Self-Driving.” You might read through the options and think you should add it. You shouldn’t. “Full Self-Driving” is a set of features that aren’t a car driving itself. According to Tesla’s website right […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021
Ford Mustang Mach-E wins NACTOY Utility of the Year award

One of the biggest awards in the automotive industry is the North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the year (NACTOY) awards. Taking place in January, the jury consists of 50 automotive journalists. This year was a big win for electrification, with the Ford Mustang Mach-E taking home the trophy as Utility of the Year. […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021
Semi-automated driving technology makes its way to boats with Volvo Penta

Docking a boat can be quite the challenge for a novice helmsman. Even those with experience can run into difficult with the currents, wind, obstacles, and other factors. Volvo Penta is working to help with semi-automated docking technology. Called Assisted Docking System, it debuts at CES and it is something that will be commercially available. […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021
Lordstown Motors passes 100,000 pre-order mark for electric fleet pickup

Lordstown Motors, a company occupying the old GM Lordstown plant in Northeast Ohio, announced today that it has surpassed 100,000 preorders for its full-size electric pickup truck. Targeting fleet buyers, the Lordstown Endurance electric pickup truck has a range of 250 miles. It can tow 7,500 pound and has the equivalent of 600 horsepower. The […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/11/2021