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
Ford adds new features to fleet monitoring with E-Transit

Managing and maintaining a fleet of vehicles is no small task, especially if the fleet includes dozens or hundreds of vehicles. That’s why software is crucial. Ford updated their own fleet management software to coincide with the lunch of the E-Transit electric van. Managers will be able to access a ton of information about each […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020
Ford electric E-Transit van enters the arena and moves the industry forward

Now that we’ve seen the 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van, its time to discuss the significance of this change. Indeed, Ford entering the electric van arena represents a seismic shift in the world of electric and is significant for the advancement of the industry. Ford’s plans to become net zero by 2050 is certainly admirable, […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020
2022 Ford E-Transit brings full electrification to van life, and of course, van work

The 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van is finally here, and it’s designed to be the workhorse the business buyers expect from a van named Transit. “Ford is North America and Europe’s commercial truck and van leader, so the transition of fleet vehicles to zero emissions, especially for the fast-growing last-mile delivery segment, is critical to […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020
Hyundai’s eco-focused, electrified lineup expands to 10 cars by 2022

Hyundai is working on a dual-prong approach to electrification. In some vehicles, they’re investing heavily in batter-electric technology. In other areas, the company sees value in hydrogen. Regardless, the company continuing to go green in a big way, including an expansion of its electrification efforts. By the end of 2022, there will be 10 cars […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/11/2020
Tesla sells out of tequila shortly after going on sale, because 2020

A few years back Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and hype man, promised that the company was working on Tesla branded tequila. The company has now delivered on that promise. Called Tesla Tequila, the elixir of the gods is produced by Nosotros Tequila in California. The bottle appears to be designed after the Tesla charging […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/6/2020
Ferrari expected to slowly adopt electrification, keep some gas models

Supercars, like everything else, will need to embrace electrification in order to survive. Whether it’s a mild hybrid system, full hybrid or a completely electric car, every company will have something in their fleet eventually. Which is why we take the news that Ferrari won’t adopt a fully-electric lineup. During an earnings call, CEO Louis […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/4/2020
Ford’s Farley wants $20,000 electric vehicle in the lineup

When Ford axed all of its cars in the United States, some legitimate questions were raised about the brand’s affordability with new buyers. Not offering a product at $20,000 or less seemed like a miss. With the onslaught of electric vehicles coming, it appears Ford is targeting that dollar amount for a future EV. As […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/2/2020
Survey respondents say they’re cool with green-focused delivery to their homes and offices

With the upcoming reveal of the E-Transit, the electric Ford Transit van, Ford took part with Google in a survey of U.S., U.K. and Germany respondents. The questions were about electrification and delivery. When it comes to deliveries to the home, over 60% of Americans and 68% of Britons care about the environmental impact of […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/29/2020
Ford debuting electric Transit van on November 12th

While some automakers are focused on electrifying the consumer side of things, like GMC with the Hummer EV, others have their eyes focused toward commercial. When it comes to commercial vehicle sales in the United States, Ford takes the lead. It has an offering in Class 1 through Class 7, with a variety of powertrain […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/29/2020
Fiat Chrysler’s Mike Manley confirms electrified Ram pickup is in the works

We know that General Motors has an electric pickup truck coming with the Hummer EV, and we speculate that they have another truck on the way. Ford has confirmed production of an EV F-150 in mid-2022. But what about the folks over at Ram Trucks? As reported by the Detroit Free Press, CEO Mike Manley […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/28/2020