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
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe spotted testing in Metro Detroit

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is a serious contender is the mid-size SUV space. The long wheelbase 3-row version is nearing Range Rover level of luxury. But only a V6 and a V8 aren’t going to cut it as the company, and the world, moves toward electrification. That’s why you’re looking at the latest in […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/17/2021
Charging by the minute for EV charging should be illegal

Owning an electric car means that sometimes you won’t be charging at home or work, but rather at a DCFC station. This might be because you’re on a road trip, or you’re just out driving around and need some extra juice. There are many different places that offer fast charging, from a variety of different […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/16/2021
Lincoln electrifying its fleet by 2030; first full EV to debut next year for company’s 100th anniversary

Lincoln celebrates its 100 year anniversary next year, and to help celebrate that momentous occasion, the company is making several significant leaps forward to ensure the sustainability of the company for 100 more years. By 2030, a year you hear a lot about, Lincoln plans to have its entire portfolio electrified. That doesn’t mean an […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/16/2021
Tesla Model S Plaid pricing changes yet again before official launch event

The updated Tesla Model S has had a rocky few weeks, especially with the discontinuation of the Plaid+ super high performance model. With the official launch event scheduled to happen this very day, Tesla has once again made a change. They raised the price on the standard Plaid model. When Tesla first talked about Plaid, […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/10/2021
2022 Jaguar I-Pace gets faster charging capability, OTA updates, new infotainment

Jaguar‘s I-Pace was one of the first electric vehicles from a luxury manufacturer, and was one of the first electric vehicles to demonstrate that you can have a driver’s focused and sporty electric car. For 2022, that car is getting a few updates to modernize the car and prepare it for the future. The Pivi […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/9/2021
Pre-order a Tesla Roadster Founders Series and paid the full $250,000 up front? Here’s how much you’re potentially out

On November 16, 2017, Tesla debuted the perpetually upcoming Tesla Roadster 2.0. At that point, Elon Musk opened up the order banks for reservations. The reservation amount was substantial — $5,000 up front and $45,000 after 10 days — but if you wanted to secure that ultra lucrative Founders Series, you had to shell out […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/8/2021
2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck’s entry-level trim is the least expensive hybrid you can buy

“Talk to me, Goose!” It’s hard to not think of as many Top Gun references as you can when talking about a pickup truck called Maverick. But if you get past some of the silliness in those references, you’ll see that the 2022 Ford Maverick pickup truck is a segment game changer and further proof […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/8/2021
Here’s how far can you drive on just electricity in the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

When it comes to electrification, there are three major ways automakers are making the switch. Some are offering a traditional hybrid setup. Others are offering full battery-electric EV offerings. Lastly, some are offering a combination of the two, called plug-in hybrids. Leaving the 48-volt mild hybrids out of the discussion, these three major types make […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/7/2021
Elon Musk tweets out that Tesla is canceling the Model S Plaid+

Elon Musk, the CEO of the most valuable car company on the planet by market cap, tweeted out on a Sunday afternoon that his company is canceling the upcoming Model S Plaid+ super sedan. According to Musk there’s no need to make a step up from the Plaid model. “No need, as Plaid is just […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/6/2021
For Science: Fuel consumption of the 7.2 kW Pro Power Onboard generator in the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid

An onboard generator on a pickup truck seems like an obvious feature. Until the release of the 2021 Ford F-150, however, such a feature didn’t exist. Touted as one of the main reasons to go with a Ford over the competition, the Pro Power Onboard generator can serve a variety of uses. Some folks will […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/4/2021