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
2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid fuel economy numbers revealed

The 2021 Ford F-150 is the first Ford pickup truck to be offered with a hybrid powertrain option. It’s a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 assisted by an electric motor, and it makes 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. If that sounds like a lot of performance, that’s because it is. But what does that performance […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
How-to check the Tesla stock price at our dedicated hub

Whether you are long or short on Tesla (TSLA), or you’re just curious in the current stock price, we here at EV Pulse track that for you at a dedicated hub for EV news. Called The Pulse, this centralized hub shows you stock prices for some of the biggest names in EVs and alternative energy. […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/10/2020
Nissan Leaf electric vehicle range

If you walk into a Nissan dealership to look at one of its electric Leaf hatchbacks, you’ll notice there’s more than one to choose from. What separates the two new models you can choose from is how much range it has. Part of deciding which one to buy is determining how much range you realistically […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/10/2020
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E pricing breakdown

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is about to start shipping to customers and dealerships, and you might be thinking about adding the electric Mustang to your fleet. You are likely wondering, “how much does it cost?” The Mustang Mach-E currently comes in a rear-wheel drive version and an all-wheel drive version. There are two different […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/9/2020
Should you get a Level 2 charger for your Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid?

Whether you’re picking up a deal on a previous-year Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, or considering picking up the new model, you might be wondering about plugging in at home. The car comes with a Level 1 trickle charger, but it’ll also take a Level 2 charger. Should you go through the hassle and expense of getting […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/9/2020
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