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
The Genesis Electrified GV70 is our first-ever EV of the Year award winner

After a year of driving thousands of miles, and flying tens of thousands more, it’s safe to say that we drove nearly all the cars. Of those cars we drove, 16 were eligible to compete for our inaugural EV Pulse EV of the Year award. But only one can win, and for the 2024 year, […]

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Ford raises prices of most F-150 Lightning models

If you’re looking to get into a F-150 Lightning, in most cases it’ll now cost you more than it did last week. Ford is raising prices and eliminating certain variants in an effort to “boost sales and profitability amid a cutback in production.” Per a report in Automotive News, the entry-level Pro model increases from […]

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New Porsche Taycan crushes EV lap record at Nürburgring

January 2024 witnessed a shift in the realm of electric vehicles, as the Porsche Taycan, a pre-series model, shattered existing records at the renowned Nürburgring Nordschleife. Porsche development driver Lars Kern demonstrated the Taycan’s formidable prowess, clocking an extraordinary lap time of 7:07.55. This achievement eclipses the Taycan Turbo S’s previous record by a staggering […]

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WeaveGrid and Wallbox partner to enhance EV charging with Xcel Energy’s program in Colorado

WeaveGrid, a pioneering software company in electric vehicle (EV) grid integration, and Wallbox, a leader in EV charging solutions, have announced a collaborative effort to broaden access to utility-managed charging programs for EV owners in North America, starting with Xcel Energy’s Charging Perks Program in Colorado, which serves approximately 1.3 million residential customers. The partnership […]

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Cadillac confirms another EV to its lineup called the Vistiq

Cadillac is announcing yet another EV that will be coming to its lineup. This time, it’s for the 2026 model year and it also carries an IQ name. Called the Vistiq, it’s the next big-ish SUV from Cadillac. Cadillac says that the Vistiq will be the brand’s 3-row SUV that isn’t an Escalade. It slots […]

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2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV first drive review: Blazin’ an electric trail

The Chevrolet Blazer EV, built on GM’s Ultium platform, is the first real mass-market Ultium EV from the company. And just like the other Ultium products we’ve driven, it’s an excellent EV. Chevrolet just needs to be able to deliver them. The Blazer EV comes in either front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or rear-wheel drive depending […]

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New Fiat 500e makes North American debut in (RED) trim

Fiat, a brand with a 124-year legacy, announced the launch of its first nationwide battery electric vehicle (BEV) in North America, the 2024 Fiat 500e. This new model marks a significant shift toward sustainable mobility for the Italian automaker, aligning with its “Dare Forward 2030″ plan aiming for 50 percent EV sales in North America […]

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BMW iX powered by ONE Gemini battery goes over 608 miles on a single charge

In a groundbreaking advancement for electric vehicle technology, Michigan-based energy storage company Our Next Energy (ONE) has unveiled its innovative Gemini dual-chemistry battery, achieving an unprecedented 608.1 miles on a single charge in a BMW iX. This feat, confirmed under the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), marks a significant stride in EV range […]

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How-to watch the Tesla Cybertruck delivery event

After years of waiting, leaks, straight up misinformation, and dodgy prototypes, the first deliveries of the much awaited Cybertruck are about to begin. Today at 3 PM EST / 2 PM CST / 8 PM GMT, Tesla is hosting its Cybertruck Delivery Event. Here’s how you can watch it. On Twitter / X Of course […]

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You can lease a Rivian R1T… in some states

While the Rivian R1T has been available for some time in some configurations, there has only been really one way to buy one. That is to say, you have to buy it. Either cash money or a loan was required to put Rivian’s electric truck in your driveway. Launching today that changes, with Rivian offering […]

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