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
Tesla is the most vulnerable it has been in a long time

There were times in the history of Tesla as an auto manufacturer that the company was in trouble. Getting a Model 3 out the door was a much bigger challenge than the company expected, and even the CEO said it was near bankruptcy. But lately, times are again dark. Not because building cars is hard […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/8/2022
Autopia 2099 returns to the Peterson Museum on Dec. 4

Autopia 2099, the celebration of all forms of electrified transit, is returning to Los Angeles in December for its second time. This time the event will be held on the grounds of the world famous Peterson Museum. (Editor’s note: The author of this post, and co-founder of Wrecked Media Group, is also a co-founder of […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/2/2022
Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV not luxurious enough for you? Bring on the Maybach

The Mercedes-Benz (umm, Mercedes-EQ) EQS 580 SUV is one of the most luxurious and comfortable EVs we’ve ever driven. It’s also a powerhouse in performance and technology. It’s likely more than enough for most people looking to get into the luxury EV game. But there will be some folks where that is not enough. They’ll […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/2/2022
Updated BMW hybrid-powered M5 shows of its glowing rotors at the ‘Ring

BMW practically invented the super saloon with the M5. With each new iteration, the car gets better and better (though also bigger). Now that we’ve seen the mid-cycle refresh of the car, it’s time for BMW to start testing the next version of the world beater. That car was recently spotted by our crack team […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/1/2022
Ram teases Revolution EV pickup truck concept again, pushes reveal to CES

This morning the folks at Ram Trucks dropped another teaser for its upcoming Ram Revolution electric pickup truck concept. Along with that, the company has provided a bit more information about when we’re going to see the actual truck debut. The teaser image shows the truck in profile with a futuristic take on the RAM […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/1/2022
Dodge shows off Stryker Red Charger Daytona SRT Banshee concept at SEMA

With the SEMA Show getting under way, Dodge is showing off some of its current and future wares. In that future department is the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee, which debuted during Dodge Speed Week a few months ago. What’s different about this car at SEMA is that it is updated. It’s a tri-coat Stryker Red […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/1/2022
Dodge teases performance figures for non-SRT Charger Daytona models

On a call recently, Dodge brand CEO Tim Kuniskis reminded us that the Charger Daytona is just a “concept.” We’d argue that it’s much closer to a final production car than the company wants to publicly admit. More proof? We now have some performance information on some of the models. As you learned during the […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/1/2022
Mopar’s Jeep CJ Surge concept electrifies restmods at SEMA

Every fall, members of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) gather in Las Vegas to talk about everything going on in the world of aftermarket. Automakers often participate, and this year Mopar is bringing something electrified to the show floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The concept of restomodding a vehicle is taking an […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/31/2022
Nissan Surfwagon boards its way into SEMA

The Nissan Ariya is finally going on sale, and it is about to be in the hands of customizers who want to take the new EV and make it their own. In that regard, Nissan brought a modified Ariya to this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas to show off what can easily be done […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/28/2022
One Leaf please, Sunny side up

At this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Nissan both has some cool vehicles powered by electrons. Our favorite, though, is the 1987 Nissan Sunny pickup truck that has had its powertrain replaced by a donor Nissan Leaf. This Sunny was built by Tommy Pike Customs from South Carolina, and has a 40-kWh lithium-ion […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/28/2022