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
Dealer meeting reveals GMC Sierra EV coming soon: Report

Dealership meetings are important to keep the stores in the loop on current product, requirements for upgrades, and future product. Rallying the troops and keeping them excited is important, especially in such a crappy year. But at these meetings, information typically gets out. That is the case of a recent GMC dealership meeting. Not only […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
GMC may sell more Edition 1 Hummer EVs: Report

On launch day for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, the company quickly sold out of the Edition 1 versions of the vehicle. Equipped with 3 motors and over 1,000 hp, the Edition 1 is the fastest of the Hummer EVs. According to the Detroit Free Press, the General is considering offering up more of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
GMC dealers agreed to spend up to $140,000 to upgrade for Hummer EV: Report

In order to modernize and prepare a dealership for the upcoming electric onslaught, some investments are in order. Many of these investments come at the direction of the manufacturer, who have particular requirements when it comes to marketing and presenting the vehicles. Cadillac was notoriously asked dealerships to spend $200,000 for the upgrades it demanded. […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
Watch the Ford F-150 EV go dashing through the snow

We know the Ford F-150 EV is coming. We know it’ll go into production in mid-2022. We know it’ll be one of the first electric pickups you’ll be able to buy from a mainstream manufacturer. But how does an OEM hold over potential customers while they wait to be able to place their orders and […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
New Smart eSUV coming to market in China and Europe

People love SUVs. We might talk about the benefits of a sedan day in and day out, with the lower center of gravity, lighter weight, longer range for an EV, and so on. But people don’t want that. They want a high-riding SUV. It’s just facts. Daniel Lescow, VP of global sales for Automobile Co, […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/21/2020
“Christmas Vacation” re-imagined with the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Aside from “Die Hard,” one of the best Christmas movies made was “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” In that movie, an iconic scene involves Clark Griswold trying to light up the house’s holiday lights. Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, is back with a remake of that famous scene. Alongside his wife Ellen, played by Beverly D’Angelo, […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/20/2020
Need to remove someone’s gall bladder? Do it in the new Mercedes-Benz EQS

If you find yourself driving along in the new Mercedes-Benz EQS and have to perform emergency gall bladder removal surgery on a passenger, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars you’re in the new Benz. Why? Because thanks to the efforts of Mercedes engineers, the new EQS has one of the cleanest air environments in any […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/18/2020
What is the Pulse Electric Car?

Arcimoto is a publicly traded manufacturer of electric three-wheel vehicles in Eugene, Oregon. They currently have a lineup of vehicles you can buy on the west coast to serve a variety of different needs. One of their original concepts was called the Pulse Electric Car. It was a 3-wheeled car designed for commuting that would […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/17/2020
Several electrified vehicles make the NACTOY finalists list

One of the biggest awards in automotive is the North American Car, Truck and SUV of the year. Each year a variety of journalists from across North America drive and vote on what they think is the best in each category. Today, NACTOY released its list of finalists in each of those categories. What’s interesting […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/17/2020
Unboxing the 2020 Tesla Tequila

In addition to selling cars, Tesla sometimes decides to whip up some quick cash by offering items like flamethrowers and booty shorts. Earlier this year, an adult beverage hit the Tesla store. After a few weeks of waiting, we finally received our bottle of Tesla Tequila. Follow along as we show you what’s inside. The […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/16/2020