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
2022 GMC Hummer EV is a real thing that exists and it’s undergoing testing

In case you were wondering if the 2022 GMC Hummer EV was just vaporware, you now know it’s not. With a new round of photos from the brand, it can be seen undergoing winter testing. There’s not much else to say, really, other than the vehicle actually exists and just isn’t a rolling display. We […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/8/2020
Watch Rimac’s C_Two undergo electromagnetic testing

When we test internal combustion vehicles, we test emissions. Specifically, the emissions that come from the tailpipe. An electric car doesn’t have a tailpipe, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have emissions. In final testing for the Rimac C_Two to begin customer shipping, Rimac wanted to test a different type of emission. They wanted to […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/7/2020
Banning wind and solar development is dumb, and it’s bad for Ohio

A pandemic is raging across the United States, with hospitals nearing capacity and death tolls in the hundreds of thousands. Now, you’d think, would be a great time for Statehouses around the country to be working on relief bills to help residents, provide aid to first responders, and generally help the people through these trying […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/7/2020
Toyota developing battery electric crossover on new e-TNGA platform

Toyota is working hard on its e-TNGA platform, designed for electric vehicles, and it will be previewing the first production version based on this platform in the coming months. This vehicle, slated to be released in Europe, is the first of many vehicles that’ll ride on this platform. The architecture allows for front-, rear-, or […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/7/2020
Mini shows off future of John Cooper Works featuring electrification

When it comes to making fun little cars, Mini is ace. When it comes to electrifying the cars, it is pretty swell, too. It makes sense that for high performance models, the brand will also follow the EV route. That is why you are now looking at potentially future John Cooper Works Minis. As we […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/2/2020
Rivian acquires new sales and marketing vice president to help launch brand

Rivian is getting closer and closer to selling its first electric SUV and electric pickup truck, and the company is going to need the right person to make that happen. So they picked up one of the best in the business, Laura Schwab. According to Automotive News, Schwab started today as the vice president of […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/2/2020
Hyundai’s new E-GMP platform to lead way for future electric vehicle innovation

Hyundai isn’t a stranger to electrification, but up until this point the company hasn’t had a dedicated EV platform. With the introduction of E-GMP, that has changed. E-GMP, or the Electric-Global Modular Platform, is a dedicated platform that’ll form the basis of a whole lineup of BEV vehicles from the entire Hyundai group. Upcoming vehicles […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/2/2020
Musk open to merger talks: Report

During Tesla‘s early days, it made sense to consider the idea of merging with a more successful car company. The learnings of the larger automaker could be transformed into a successful manufacturing process for electric vehicles. Of course, that didn’t happen. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a “go it alone” type of leader, and it’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/1/2020
Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition: Ford’s answer to Tesla’s Model Y Performance

Looking through the specs of the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E, some of the numbers just don’t match up to what Tesla is capable of doing with the Model Y Performance. Simply put, more power is needed. Now, Ford is delivering the answer with more power. But the Mach-E GT Performance Edition is more than that, […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/1/2020
Which electric pickup truck will be canceled next?

When it was expected General Motors was going to take an ownership stake in Nikola, it added credibility. Surely with GM on board, the company would do well and the Badger would hit the streets. That’s not, unfortunately, what happened. Through a series of calamities surrounding the former CEO, confidence in the company dwindled. GM […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/30/2020