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
Ford officially announces EPA range for Mustang Mach-E

Over the weekend, some folks started receiving their window stickers for the Ford Mustang Mach-E that they had ordered. On that sticker included the EPA estimates for the car. Now, Ford has gone official with the range for the entire launch lineup of Mach-E. Here’s the range figures for each Mach-E; Standard-range rear-wheel drive: 230 […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/23/2020
2020 Kia Niro PHEV review: A mixed bag

The Kia Niro is a popular small crossover — really just a hatchback — that comes with a variety of powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid. Rated at 26 miles of all-electric range, it could be the ideal small runabout that can also take a journey if you needed to. Of course, that’s assuming it’s any […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/22/2020
An electric Nissan Titan with Hercules technology doesn’t make much sense quite yet

Every automaker is looking toward electrification for a variety of reasons. Some of it is to avoid the regulatory burdens of not making energy efficient vehicles. Some want to be at the forefront of green technology. No matter what the reason, if automakers aren’t researching and developing it now, it’ll be too late. So when […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/20/2020
EV 101: Can the Nissan Leaf use a Tesla Supercharger charging station?

Maybe you’re thinking about getting a new Nissan Leaf. There are some great deals to be had out there. But you’re probably wondering where you’re going to be able to plug in and charge out on the road. You’ve probably noticed Tesla’s Superchargers everywhere. Surely you should be able to plug your electric car into […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/19/2020
GM increases commitment to EVs, Ultium technology

By 2025, General Motors expects to have 30 electric vehicles launched worldwide, with more than two-thirds of those vehicles on sale in North America. With such lofty goals, GM gave us more details on how they expect to get there. Obviously, it’s going to require a lot of money. So much so, in fact, that […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/19/2020
Will the Walmart Black Friday TV fit in my electric car?

Despite the pandemic and economic uncertainty that comes with it, the holiday shopping season is upon us. That means that the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, people will be flocking to stores and online to get holiday deals. While many will shop online this year because of the pandemic, some may mask up […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/19/2020
Electrify America expands DCFC to Westfield shopping centers

Up until now, many high-speed Electrify America DC fast chargers were limited to areas along major routes so drivers could recharge on a journey. Following the Tesla Supercharger approach with early deployment, the company can cover the most space in the least time. Now, the company is expanding beyond that. In addition to the chargers […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/18/2020
General Motors recalling 68,667 Chevrolet Bolt EVs globally due to fire risk

If you own a Chevrolet Bolt EV, you might be subjected to a new recall from General Motors. There is a potential risk for fire related to the high voltage batteries on board. A total of 68,667 vehicles are part of this recall, with nearly 51,000 of those located in the United States. This recall […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/13/2020
Recharging on the road with the 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van

In the highest-range version of the Ford E-Transit, the van is rated at 126 miles of electric range. That means there might be a chance that the driver will need to charge when they are out and about. What does that process look like on the E-Transit? First off, Ford doesn’t think many of its […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020
What’s the range of the Ford electric E-Transit van?

Ford introduced its all-electric Transit, called the E-Transit, to the world. It has a 67 kWh electric battery, which means it should have decent range. But what is that range? Well, it depends on what size van you purchase. You see, Ford is offering the E-Transit in the three different roof sizes and three different […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020