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
Hello, Mercedes: Spy shots of the Mercedes-Benz EQS and EQ crossover Stateside up close and personal

Soon Mercedes-Benz EQ models will be going on sale in the United States, so the company will likely have to validate and test those vehicles using U.S. roads and utilizing U.S. charging infrastructure. Here we have some shots of Mercedes-Benz doing just that with what appears to be the EQS sedan and the EQ crossover. […]

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Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition: Ford’s answer to Tesla’s Model Y Performance

Looking through the specs of the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E, some of the numbers just don’t match up to what Tesla is capable of doing with the Model Y Performance. Simply put, more power is needed. Now, Ford is delivering the answer with more power. But the Mach-E GT Performance Edition is more than that, […]

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We might have an early indication of Nissan Ariya’s real-world range, maybe, or maybe not

The upcoming Nissan Ariya is the company’s first foray into an electric crossover utility vehicle. Even though it is delayed now until next year in the United States, it doesn’t stop testing of the new product here stateside. A Twitter user was recently charging their Mustang Mach-E at an Electrify America station in Greenwood Village, […]

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Engineering Explained’s Jason Fenske explains why zero should mean zero in 0 to 60 mph testing

Yesterday, MotorTrend published the results of their test of the acceleration and braking performance of the new Tesla Model S Plaid, which is the quickest accelerating vehicle to 60 mph that they ever tested. Full stop. The sucker is quick. The magazine also tested the car under a variety of situations, many stipulated by Tesla, […]

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe spotted testing in Metro Detroit

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is a serious contender is the mid-size SUV space. The long wheelbase 3-row version is nearing Range Rover level of luxury. But only a V6 and a V8 aren’t going to cut it as the company, and the world, moves toward electrification. That’s why you’re looking at the latest in […]

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Charging by the minute for EV charging should be illegal

Owning an electric car means that sometimes you won’t be charging at home or work, but rather at a DCFC station. This might be because you’re on a road trip, or you’re just out driving around and need some extra juice. There are many different places that offer fast charging, from a variety of different […]

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Lincoln electrifying its fleet by 2030; first full EV to debut next year for company’s 100th anniversary

Lincoln celebrates its 100 year anniversary next year, and to help celebrate that momentous occasion, the company is making several significant leaps forward to ensure the sustainability of the company for 100 more years. By 2030, a year you hear a lot about, Lincoln plans to have its entire portfolio electrified. That doesn’t mean an […]

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Tesla Model S Plaid pricing changes yet again before official launch event

The updated Tesla Model S has had a rocky few weeks, especially with the discontinuation of the Plaid+ super high performance model. With the official launch event scheduled to happen this very day, Tesla has once again made a change. They raised the price on the standard Plaid model. When Tesla first talked about Plaid, […]

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Pre-order a Tesla Roadster Founders Series and paid the full $250,000 up front? Here’s how much you’re potentially out

On November 16, 2017, Tesla debuted the perpetually upcoming Tesla Roadster 2.0. At that point, Elon Musk opened up the order banks for reservations. The reservation amount was substantial — $5,000 up front and $45,000 after 10 days — but if you wanted to secure that ultra lucrative Founders Series, you had to shell out […]

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2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck’s entry-level trim is the least expensive hybrid you can buy

“Talk to me, Goose!” It’s hard to not think of as many Top Gun references as you can when talking about a pickup truck called Maverick. But if you get past some of the silliness in those references, you’ll see that the 2022 Ford Maverick pickup truck is a segment game changer and further proof […]

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