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
Jeep Wagoneer might be the catalyst to push PHEV adoption

The Jeep Wagoneer isn’t the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle on sale. Heck, it’s not even the first luxury PHEV to go on sale when it does next year. But it might be the first one to grab the attention of a premium buyer who might not have considered a plug-in before. Lincoln did a […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/3/2020
Jeep Wrangler gains PHEV 4XE model for off-roading greener

The Jeep Wrangler currently offers a few different gasoline and diesel-powered engine options. One thing they haven’t offered yet is a hybrid (the 48-volt eTorque doesn’t count). That ends today with the introduction of the Jeep Wrangler 4XE. Powered by a 17kWh electric battery, the Wrangler 4XE is capable of going up to 25 miles […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/3/2020
Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept goes premium inside

Today Jeep pulled the covers off of their Grand Wagoneer Concept. Featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Grand Wagoneer is Jeep’s re-entry into the full-size SUV market. While Jeep says it’s only a concept, we’re expecting many of the great features and premium materials to make it to the final production version next year. Most […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/3/2020
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
8/31/2020
Navistar partners with In-Charge Energy for charging infrastructure and consulting services

In order for electric vehicles to be widely adopted, there needs to be a solid EV infrastructure in place to support the recharging of these vehicles. Some automakers have built vast networks, like Tesla’s Superchargers, to support that. Others have relied on other companies to put in and maintain the equipment. Navistar’s business unit, NEXT […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/26/2020
Lucid Air to get 113 kWh battery pack when it goes on sale next year

The Lucid Air is, at least according to the manufacturer, the first true luxury car designed from the ground up to be an electric vehicle. While surely Elon Musk would disagree, Lucid’s Air seems to tick the luxury boxes while offering the range and storage of an everyday runabout. Today Lucid announced that the Lucid […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/26/2020
Ford and Bosch team up for automated valet parking garage test

Finding a place to park in the city can be a huge pain in the rear. Once you find a garage, you have to find a parking space. If the garage is tiny, navigating the tight corners can be anxiety-inducing. Ford and Bosch are working on finding a solution to that problem. They’re partnering with […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/26/2020
Volvo executive launches electric commercial truck startup

While Elon Musk and Tesla receive much of the press coverage when it comes to electric vehicles, they aren’t the only company out there working in this space. One particular segment that is seeing growth is in commercial vehicles. This segment can benefit the most from electrification as it pertains to the environmental impact. But […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/20/2020
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
5/27/2020
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
4/11/2019