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
Automakers need their own EV social media superstars

When working on building this very site, there became a need to create a list of people who work with brands and companies that talk about EVs online. For companies like Tesla, that’s easy. You just add Elon Musk to the list. Trevor Milton at Nikola also makes sense. It quickly became apparent that very […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/15/2020
Making autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems safer with night vision

Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is becoming more and more standard as cars get newer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety includes performance of AEB in their vehicle testing. The public is starting to look at this tech when they purchase a new vehicle. While many have settled on calling the technology AEB, there isn’t an […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/15/2020
2022 Hyundai Tucson debuts with PHEV option and stunning, concept-like looks

Apparently someone at Hyundai forgot to tell the designers that the final design of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson isn’t supposed to look like a concept car, because the new crossover just debuted and it looks unlike anything that came before it. The new exterior of the 2022 Tucson is the first thing you’ll notice, that […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
Electrify America expands home EV charging options with Electrify Home

Electrify America provides charging stations across the United States. Electrify Canada does the same but, but you know, in Canada. Neither of these units provide home-based charging solutions, at least until now. Electrify Home, a new business unit of Electrify America, is here to do just that. Electrify Home will let potential customers purchase one […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
Tesla Supercharger network is the company’s key to success

While even the most ardent Tesla haters will admit, the cars have become better and better over the years. While yes, the build quality isn’t consistently solid like it is for more mainstream automakers, Tesla has worked out many of the kinks that plagued the brand early on. But for a company that has experienced […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
GMC Hummer EV to be revealed on October 20th

REVEALED: Get all the details on the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, and the rest of the lineup, right here. With innovative “Crab Mode” and an all-electric powertrain, the Hummer brand returns on October 20th, when General Motors officially unveils what they call the world’s first “super truck.” Crab Mode is enabled by a […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
Tesla Model X most satisfying premium luxury crossover SUV: Report

Finding data about your next new car can be difficult. Some publications, like this one, review brand new models. Others collect reliability data over time and present it. Yet other poll owners to see how satisfied they are with the product. All of these companies provide valuable insights to automakers, dealerships and you, the potential […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review: Living the plug-in van life

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan on sale right now that is available as a hybrid. That means, one could argue, that it is both best-in-class and worst-in-class. But judging the Pacifica solely based on the competition would be doing it a disservice. It’s a very good utility vehicle with state-of-the-art tech that […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/11/2020
Our performance testing methodology

When it comes to independent testing of the vehicles we review, we take it very seriously. As our site grows and develops, we’ll be adding more to our testing process, but for now let’s talk about how EV Pulse performance tests its vehicles. Time to cover distance One key performance metric that many people look […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/11/2020
Hummer EV Logo appears online via GM employees and confirms “Crab Mode”

We’re still waiting for the official unveiling of the Hummer EV, several employees have taken to social media to share what appears to be the logo for the new lineup. Everyone’s posts state, “Real revolutionaries forge their own direction. #IWorkForGM #GMCHummerEV.” Then, they show the picture. In a follow-up tweet, Marrero says, “What is Crab […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/10/2020