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
Mercedes-Benz debuts Concept EQG EV replacement for the iconic Geländewagen

This year’s IAA Mobility conference in Munich is starting off a bit early with a slew of reveals from Mercedes-Benz. As the company moves rapidly toward its electrified future, questions arose on what would happen to the iconic G-Wagen. Have no fear, because the Concept EQG is a really strong indication of where that vehicle […]

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Did Rivian just reveal the efficiency of the R1T and R1S electric vehicles? Maybe

Update: Rivian announced EPA-rated range for the R1S (316 miles) and the R1T (314 miles) Launch Edition models. To see the updated efficiency information, check it out here. Rivian just announced its Rivian Adventure Network, which is a series of DC fast chargers located throughout the country. Additionally, the company also showed off its Rivian […]

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Rivian’s EPA range is officially official

The upcoming Rivian R1T pickup and R1S SUV are going to be the first flagship products from the potentially $80 billion manufacturer. As we get closer and closer to launch, we now know how efficient those vehicles will be. The Launch Edition vehicles, which will ship first, were estimated to have 300 miles of range. […]

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Electrify America’s Plug&Charge tech strikes at the heart of Tesla’s Supercharger simplicity

Using a Tesla Supercharger is a seamless process. Simply connect the car to the charging cable, and as long as there is a credit card associated with the owner’s Tesla account, the car will start charging and the card will be billed appropriately. Up until now, Tesla was the only one who could provide that […]

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Spied: 2024 Aston Martin DBX hybrid variant with possibly 800 hp

In the past couple of years, Aston Martin realized that in order to attract more customers to the brand, the company would have to sell an SUV. The DBX is the culmination of the brand’s sporting and luxury heritage with practical features for a modern family. One thing the DBX doesn’t have, though, is a […]

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Ram Commercial to introduce electrified ProMaster for 2023

The folks over at Ram Commercial just announced updates to the ProMaster lineup of vans, which includes new safety tech and more available options. It’s all well and good, but Ford is bringing an electric Transit to market this year. Where’s the electric ProMaster? It’s coming. While details are scant, the news release detailing the […]

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Ford introduces Ice White package for 2022 Mustang Mach-E

With 2021 Woodward Dream Cruise festivities underway, the title sponsor Ford is in the business of making news. Today they debuted a new appearance package for the Mach-E (and standard Mustang). Called the Ice White Edition Appearance Package, it’s the first time a white on white has been offered on Mach-E, and is a retro […]

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Magna’s new Icon Radar technology dreams in digital

Just a few years ago, having advanced driver safety technology was a luxury for the wealthy. Today, even a base Toyota Yaris comes with life saving technology based on cameras and radars. But what about those radars? How is that technology evolving? Magna developed a new type of radar that is digital instead of analog. […]

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Ford builds Mustang Mach-E to honor Women Airforce Service Pilots

One thing the Ford Mustang has been good at in its many years of production is being the basis for one-off special editions. Because the Mach-E is a Mustang, it makes sense to start seeing those concepts appear on the all-electric Mustang. What you’re looking at here is the first one of those types of […]

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Spied: Updated Jeep Compass Hybrid spied in Detroit

The updated Jeep Compass is a significant improvement, especially in the interior, over the outgoing model. As the brand attempts to move all of its products upmarket in feel and attention to detail, new powertrains are also on the way. While we expect an eventual 4xe plug-in hybrid version of the Compass at some point, […]

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