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
Chevrolet introduces 2022 Bolt EUV crossover and updated 2022 Bolt EV hatchback

Debuting with Disney for Valentine’s Day, an updated Bolt EV hatchback and all new Bolt EUV crossover from Chevrolet is now ready to hit the street. Here’s what we know about the latest electrics from General Motors. “We want to put everyone in an EV and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are crucial […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/14/2021
Understating electric vehicle range doesn’t help just as overstating range doesn’t help

This week it was discussed that with some conservative independent testing, the Porsche Taycan 4S is capable of approximately 100 miles more range than stated on the sticker. In that same testing, none of the Tesla models tested reached the stated range. Obviously overpromising and underdelivering is not a great way to sell cars. Electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/13/2021
2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e PHEV photo gallery

The X5 is one of BMW‘s most popular crossovers, and to help make it more efficient, BMW added a plug-in hybrid variant to its “Sports Activity Vehicle.” You can check it out in intricate detail in this interior and exterior photo gallery.

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/12/2021
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid photo gallery

The 2021 model year brings a nip and a tuck to the Pacifica lineup, including the fantastic plug-in hybrid version. Check out these detail interior and exterior photos of the updates, especially the new Pinnacle interior pillows.

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/12/2021
2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e photo gallery

BMW‘s small X3 crossover is a popular choice for city dwellers and small families. For the 2020 model year, the X3 gets a plug-in hybrid version, called the X3 xDrive30e. Check out these detailed interior and exterior photos of the new BMW X3 xDrive30e.

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/12/2021
2021 BMW 530e photo gallery

Updated for 2021, the BMW 5 Series gets a fancier exterior look, better interior materials, and updated infotainment tech. Those updates extend to the 530 plug-in hybrid model. Take a look at the German brand’s new plug-in executive sedan.

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/12/2021
Testing indicates that the Porsche Taycan 4S is the range king: Report

Manufacturer claimed ranges and EPA claimed ranges of electric vehicles often differ from real world experiences. While that’s also true in ICE vehicles, sometimes the differences in EVs can be quite stark. That’s why places like to independently test EV range and consumption. The folks at Edmunds did just that, and the results are a […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/12/2021
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
Last Updated: 2/10/2021
Toyota’s new BEVs will be obvious choices

Toyota isn’t known as a brand that takes a lot of risk, especially in the 21st century. When it came to actually taking a risk on a new sports car, it partnered with BMW to make it happen. The company has been slow to adopt battery electric technology. That’s about to change, though, as Toyota […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/10/2021
Toyota to introduce 3 new vehicles — 2 of them BEVs — this year for the U.S. market

Three new electrified vehicles are coming to Toyota‘s lineup this year, and two of those models will be fully-electric BEV models. This is big news from a company that, while having a robust lineup of hybrids, hasn’t launched a full BEV in the North American market yet. “We continue to be leaders in electrification that […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 2/10/2021