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
GM building Cadillac Lyriq and other EVs at Spring Hill plant in Tennessee

General Motors decided that the land of George Strait, after he left his exes, was the perfect place to build the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq and other electric vehicles. It’s such an optimal place, in fact, the company is spending $2 billion to transition the plant. “We are committed to investing in the U.S., our employees […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/20/2020
Top 5 EVs with the longest range: October 2020

One of the main factors people look for when buying an electric vehicle is range. In the United States, especially, the longer the range the more appealing the car is to prospective buyers. Here’s a list of the Top 5 longest range electric vehicles on sale in the United States for October 2020. 5. Chevrolet […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/20/2020
Tesla reduces used vehicle warranty in confusing pattern of confidence reducing measures

In order to build confidence in the brand, Tesla offered two things that made it stand out. One, it allowed people to drive the car for 7 days and return it no questions asked. Two, Tesla offered 2 to 4 year warranties on used Model S and Model X models. The company cut the 7 […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2020
Tesla removes 7 day no hassle return policy on new cars sold

One of the disadvantages of buying a new car without driving it is that you aren’t sure what you’re going to get. With Tesla‘s build quality issues of the past, being able to spend a week with your new purchase was a crucial step to build confidence in the vehicle  you purchased. Now that feature […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2020
Tesla Model 3 gains parts from Model Y, sees improved range

If you were waiting for some of the changes from the Tesla Model Y to make its way to the Model 3, your wait is over. Available to order now with a 5 to 9 week delivery window is the new Tesla Model 3. Some of the changes you’ll notice is the replacement of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2020
Dacia Spring Electric is the most affordable EV in Europe

Imagine, if you will, a Nissan Kicks with an electric powertrain and a low price. That, as far as we can tell, is the Dacia Spring Electric and it’s fantastic. It has a 44 hp electric motor mated to a 26.8 kWh battery pack. On the WLTP cycle, it’s rated at 140 miles of range. […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/19/2020
Rivian completes first Rebelle Rally

The Rebelle Rally is officially over, and the scoring is tallied up. The 8-day off-road adventure pits teams of two against either other to find and score the most points using just a map and a compass. No GPS. No Apple Maps. No technology. Of course, that no technology rule doesn’t apply to the vehicles […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/18/2020
Elon Musk’s price change of the Tesla Model S electric vehicle is only partially related to Lucid Motors

Tesla recently announced another price drop on their Model S electric sedan. The base price is now $69,420. The primary competition is priced at $69,900 after the $7,500 tax credit. It’s easy to assume that Lucid Motors was the cause for the new price drop, now that it has announced pricing for its Air electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/15/2020
Mercedes-Benz builds a case study in extreme off-road electric capability with EQC 4×4²

Mercedes-Benz sometimes takes a vehicle in their lineup and gives it the extreme off-road treatment. This time, they’ve done it to the electric EQC and it looks bonkers. Called the EQC 4×4², Mercedes-Benz calls it the “electric car of extremes.” This currently one-off concept is based on the EQC 400 4MATIC. It features upgraded multi-link […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/14/2020
Musk lowering the price of the Tesla Model S in response to competition

In response to Lucid Motors pricing of their Lucid Air, Elon Musk announced that he’s dropping the price of the Tesla Model S. That new price? $69,420. Because he has the maturity of a 12-year-old boy. The Model S currently is priced at $71,990 before the destination and handling charge. For comparison, the base Lucid […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/14/2020