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
Watts To Freedom: Watch the 2022 GMC Hummer EV’s WTF feature in action on the digital display

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV doesn’t have launch control to get the 1,000 horsepower truck from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. No, that’d be too normal. Instead, GMC is calling the procedure “Watts to Freedom.” Presumably, GMC wanted to call it WTF and they needed something to get past the lawyers. Regardless, here’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/26/2020
2021 Nissan Ariya photo gallery

Nissan is bringing their electric crossover, the Ariya, to the United States in 2021. It’ll be an important launch for the brand—- they have thebestsellingg EV in the world but no crossover — and it’ll give us an idea into the future of Nissan’s electrification strategy. We’ve compiled a photo gallery of all of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/26/2020
Colorado Nissan dealership offering $39/month Nissan Leaf deals

Do you fancy yourself driving an electric car but don’t want to spend the money on one? There’s a Nissan dealership in Colorado right now that has an offering you might not be able to refuse. Empire Lakewood Nissan is currently offering a $39/month lease on the standard range Nissan Leaf S. Yes, it’s the […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/22/2020
Tesla “Full Self Driving” option increases in price to $10,000 (Updated)

The complete rewrite of Tesla‘s “Full Self Driving” functionality is rolling out to a limited number of beta users right now, as CEO Elon Musk promised during Battery Day. As a result, Musk believes it is time to raise the price of the option. While no car is actually full self driving — we believe […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/22/2020
Watts To Freedom is more than just launch control on the 2022 GMC Hummer EV

To achieve the 0 to 60 mph claim of 3 seconds on the 2020 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, the driver must initialize and use the truck’s launch control function. Except on the Hummer EV, it’s not called that. Watts To Freedom, or WTF, is what GMC is calling the launch mode on the Hummer […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/21/2020
2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 photo gallery

Now that the 2022 GMC Hummer EV is here, you probably are interested in checking out every nook and cranny of the big off-roader. We’ve compiled all of the press photos, since we haven’t seen it in person yet, of the new GMC Hummer EV for you to digest in high resolution. Scroll through our […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/21/2020
Captain Obvious: The GMC Hummer EV was never supposed to be all things to all people

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is finally here, kind of. It’ll be here at the end of next year. But now that we’ve seen it, people are chiming in on what they think. Many, it seems like, don’t like it because it wasn’t designed for them. Well no shit. The electric pickup truck is rapidly […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/21/2020
2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 seemingly sold out already

If you’re trying to reserve one of the new GMC Hummer EV models, you’re probably experiencing a slow connection to the website. If you’re trying to reserve an Edition 1, slated to arrive late next year, you might be too late. We’re currently unsure if this is because it is, in fact, sold out, or […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/20/2020
GMC Hummer EV electric truck pricing across all trims

GMC will officially take a $100 refundable deposit from you to reserve an all-new GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck. But which one should you order? We have a breakdown of some of the features a pricing. The features on the higher editions are in addition to the features of lower trims. GMC Hummer EV […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/20/2020
2022 GMC Hummer EV revealed

The wait is finally over. We now have details on the upcoming, all-electric pickup truck from GMC. Badged as the Hummer EV, GMC claims it’s the world’s first electric super truck. Powering the Hummer EV is GM’s Ultium Drive setup, with an estimated 1,000 horsepower being sent to all four wheels. Additionally, GMC is claiming […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/20/2020