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
Watch: We take a Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition to the drag strip and track battery performance

Recently, we had a chance to take a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition to the drag strip and go all out to see how the performance electric from Ford held up over repeated runs. National Trails Raceway in Hebron, Ohio was our test site for the event, and even though it was an […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/19/2021
Early first look review: 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge with updated battery

While we were in Belgium driving the new C40 Recharge, we were given a unique opportunity to check out Volvo’s updated plug-in hybrid powertrain coming soon to T8 models in the United States. The updated battery pack is now 18.8 kWh with 14.9 kWh usable. The new pack size makes it eligible for the full […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/18/2021
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition first drive review: Boogity boogity

As we near the end of the 2021 calendar year, there are still some folks out there who want to litigate whether or not a Mustang Mach-E is actually a Mustang. It doesn’t matter if that’s what Ford calls it or not, there’s some sort of “heritage” reason why it’s not. For those doubters, we’d […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/11/2021
Watch: We ride in the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition so you don’t have to

Last week was the 2021 Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. For the past several years, Ford was the title sponsor of the event, and the company brought out some goodies for the media to experience. While M-1, Woodward Avenue, is often a parking lot on the Friday and Saturday during the week, there are other […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/3/2021
Watch: 5 features that make the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV the off-road beast to get

A lineup of electric Hummers are on the way from GMC, and we’re excited for a chance to get behind the wheel. One of the things that GMC has touted since the reveal is the vehicle’s off-road credentials. There’s a lot to take in for what should make the GMC Hummer EV and EV SUV […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/3/2021
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe aims to be America’s luxury plug-in champion

Jeep has made it very clear that electrification is coming to the entire lineup, and one of the company’s best selling vehicles is the Grand Cherokee, it makes sense that the new Grand Cherokee would offer some sort of electrification. What you’re looking at here is the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. The 4xe […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 9/28/2021
Video: We tour the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn and ride in the new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

While we were in town for the news that Ford was investing an additional $250 million into electric vehicle manufacturing in Michigan, Ford provided us with an opportunity to get up close and personal to the equipment and people building the all new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. While we’re there, we talk to some key […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 9/20/2021
Hot or Cold: 2021 IAA Mobility Munich Motor Show reveal recap

During a pandemic, auto shows are lacking a lot of relevancy. In fact, we predicted their demise last year. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t happening at all, and the IAA Mobility show in Munich was the first chance in awhile for manufacturers to show of new and future products. IAA Mobility was filled […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 9/10/2021
Watch: Our 3 months with the 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL with Pro Pilot Assist

Recently, we spent several months behind the wheel of a 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL with the company’s famed Pro Pilot Assist semi-autonomous Level 2 ADAS driver assist system. With 215 miles of stated range, and all the creature comforts of a modern car, we ended up quite enjoying our time with the OG electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 9/10/2021
Škoda Enyaq Coupé iV shows up still wearing its camouflage suit

The IAA show in Munich isn’t just for cars that are currently on sale, but for concepts that are in the works. For Škoda, that means an update to the popular Enyaq crossover. Even though it’s wearing camoflague, here’s the upcoming Škoda Enyaq Coupé iV. Following the trend of four-door coupe body styles made famous by […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 9/6/2021