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 offering one year of free Supercharging on Model 3 and Model Y: Report

It’s close to the end of the quarter, which means it’s time for Tesla to offer some sort of incentive to push metal. This time, at least for now, it’s a year of free Supercharging. According to a report from Electrek, sales personnel are authorized to add one year of free high speed charging to […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/14/2020
2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid review: Strong features meet reasonable fuel economy

The Sorento is Kia‘s smaller 3-row crossover offering. Sitting below the Telluride in the lineup, it appeals to customers who need space, but don’t necessarily need all the whiz-bang features or extra capability of the larger sibling. It’s updated for 2021, and the hybrid version comes with a solid EPA rating, loads of excellent standard […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/14/2020
Nissan celebrates 10th anniversary of Leaf sales in the United States

December 11, 2010 was an important day for Nissan and for the electric vehicle marketplace. It was the day the first U.S. Nissan Leaf was delivered to a customer. It spearheaded a sales blitz that resulted in half a million sales globally. “This milestone is so much bigger than Leaf. It demonstrates that we’ve established […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
Watch the Lynk & Co Zero EV undergo preproduction performance testing

After being revealed in concept form three months ago, Lynk & Co is taking its Zero electric vehicle to the test track in preproduction form. If nothing else, the camo looks wild. The Lynk & Co Zero is a fully electric sports sedan capable of hitting 62 mph in less than four seconds. It’s projected […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
Actress Kathryn Hahn hosts hybrid game show commercial featuring the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

To help promote the refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler recruited actress Kathryn Hahn to help. Hahn plays the role of a game show host, asking contestants, “why don’t you drive a hybrid?” The contestants then respond with false stigmas surrounding hybrid vehicle ownership. “The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only plug-in hybrid minivan on […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid fuel economy numbers revealed

The 2021 Ford F-150 is the first Ford pickup truck to be offered with a hybrid powertrain option. It’s a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 assisted by an electric motor, and it makes 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. If that sounds like a lot of performance, that’s because it is. But what does that performance […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/11/2020
How-to check the Tesla stock price at our dedicated hub

Whether you are long or short on Tesla (TSLA), or you’re just curious in the current stock price, we here at EV Pulse track that for you at a dedicated hub for EV news. Called The Pulse, this centralized hub shows you stock prices for some of the biggest names in EVs and alternative energy. […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/10/2020
Nissan Leaf electric vehicle range

If you walk into a Nissan dealership to look at one of its electric Leaf hatchbacks, you’ll notice there’s more than one to choose from. What separates the two new models you can choose from is how much range it has. Part of deciding which one to buy is determining how much range you realistically […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/10/2020
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E pricing breakdown

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is about to start shipping to customers and dealerships, and you might be thinking about adding the electric Mustang to your fleet. You are likely wondering, “how much does it cost?” The Mustang Mach-E currently comes in a rear-wheel drive version and an all-wheel drive version. There are two different […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/9/2020
Should you get a Level 2 charger for your Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid?

Whether you’re picking up a deal on a previous-year Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, or considering picking up the new model, you might be wondering about plugging in at home. The car comes with a Level 1 trickle charger, but it’ll also take a Level 2 charger. Should you go through the hassle and expense of getting […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/9/2020