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
Don’t believe any of the hype around increased ride share usage around coronavirus

There are several stories making the rounds that say that thanks to the effects of coronavirus, people aren’t buying cars and are going to rely more on ride share services to get around. It doesn’t take much to realize that this is false. In 2020, new car sales haven’t been epic. The coronavirus outbreak halted […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/5/2020
Electrify America introduces solar-powered charging in rural California

Where power is readily available, especially the 3 Phase required for fast charging, it is easy to add electric vehicle charging infrastructure. But what if there isn’t? What if you want to add a charging station where power isn’t easy to find? What if you want that power to be renewable? Then you need to […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/5/2020
Power Innovations providing the juice for the Rivian R1T and others during Rebelle Rally

The upcoming Rebelle Rally is an event that tests the endurance and capability of both the team driving and the vehicle itself. Taking place in the desert, however, creates some interesting challenges if you’re running a vehicle that requires electricity. Power Innovations has the answer. For this year’s Rebelle Rally, Power Innovations is providing green […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/5/2020
Tesla deliveries solid for the 3rd quarter in a pandemic

The spread of the coronavirus has put a damper on much of the auto industry. It is difficult to build cars if the pants aren’t open. With the end of the 3rd quarter upon, we’re getting delivery numbers from all the electric vehicle manufacturers. Tesla continues to deliver. For the quarter ending September 30, Tesla […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/2/2020
Diesel is the top selling alternative fuel type

It is the end of the 3rd quarter and automakers are reporting their sales. The numbers are expected to be lower thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are some growth spots to mention, and one peculiarity in the alternative fuels segment. According to Tyson Jominy, Vice President of automotive data and analytics at JD Power […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/1/2020
Rebelle Rally kicks off next week with first electric truck participant

The Rebelle Rally is an off-road challenge that pits teams against each other to test navigation ability, driving talent, and ability to work as a team. With no cellphones or GPS units allowed, the winner is the team with the most skill, and not necessarily the fastest. It, quite honestly, sounds like fun. And for […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/1/2020
Driving Ford’s Mustang present to prepare for Ford’s Mustang future

Last year at an event in California, Ford pulled the sheet off the all-new, fully electric crossover from the Blue Oval. It was called the Mach-E. But more specifically, it was called the Mustang Mach-E. “You’re telling me that the Ford Mustang is now a crossover and an EV?” The people cried foul. Some folks […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/1/2020
2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid has performance numbers to rival Raptor

Even though the 2021 Ford F-150 with the PowerBoost hybrid system isn’t a plug-in hybrid, it is the first serious attempt at a full hybrid in the pickup truck segment in quite awhile. Ford is positioning its F-150 hybrid at the top of the pyramid for performance, and now we know how high that pyramid […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/29/2020
Rolls-Royce working on electric vehicles for regulatory reasons

Does the average Rolls-Royce customer, who is far from average, desire a plug-in or full-electric car? Will the storied brand adopt battery technology for future models? Yes, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. In an interview with Automotive News, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said that the company will have its first full electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/28/2020
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe photo gallery and details explored

A plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler is coming, with 25 miles of all-electric range and the most torque of any production Wrangler currently on sale. It should be an impressive addition to the off-road lineup. Thanks to COVID-19, it has been difficult to see new models up close. Livestream reveals and Zoom calls haven’t made getting […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/28/2020