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
Government needs to catch up with the latest safety tech

Earlier today, we published our first drive review of the hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai. It turns out it’s a fantastic car that happens to run on a fuel that isn’t widely available. That’s a bummer. But it could be more widely available than it is. Hydrogen filling stations are popping up a lot of […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/16/2020
Our Mustang Mach-E performance testing results

Recently, we had a chance to spend a few hours with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. During our time with it, we were able to test some of the performance metrics of the vehicle. We weren’t able to conduct our full barrage of tests, but we were able to hit some key metrics. […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/15/2020
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E first drive review: Future of high performance Fords is electric

Most commenters on the internet — never read the comments — were outraged when Ford announced that its new electric crossover would carry the Mustang name. Surely a four-door, high-riding crossover with available all-wheel drive can’t be in the same family as a rear-drive, high-horsepower performance sports car. Or can it? We spent the day […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/15/2020
Everything you need to know about the electric Ford pickup truck

While there are a ton of electric pickup trucks in the pipeline from a variety of different automotive startups, Ford’s electric F-150 pickup truck will be one of the first competitors from an established, mainstream automaker. Is an electric Ford F-150 in your future? Here’s everything you need to know about it. What is an […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/14/2020
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