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
Electrify America expands home EV charging options with Electrify Home

Electrify America provides charging stations across the United States. Electrify Canada does the same but, but you know, in Canada. Neither of these units provide home-based charging solutions, at least until now. Electrify Home, a new business unit of Electrify America, is here to do just that. Electrify Home will let potential customers purchase one […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
Tesla Supercharger network is the company’s key to success

While even the most ardent Tesla haters will admit, the cars have become better and better over the years. While yes, the build quality isn’t consistently solid like it is for more mainstream automakers, Tesla has worked out many of the kinks that plagued the brand early on. But for a company that has experienced […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
GMC Hummer EV to be revealed on October 20th

REVEALED: Get all the details on the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, and the rest of the lineup, right here. With innovative “Crab Mode” and an all-electric powertrain, the Hummer brand returns on October 20th, when General Motors officially unveils what they call the world’s first “super truck.” Crab Mode is enabled by a […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
Tesla Model X most satisfying premium luxury crossover SUV: Report

Finding data about your next new car can be difficult. Some publications, like this one, review brand new models. Others collect reliability data over time and present it. Yet other poll owners to see how satisfied they are with the product. All of these companies provide valuable insights to automakers, dealerships and you, the potential […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review: Living the plug-in van life

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan on sale right now that is available as a hybrid. That means, one could argue, that it is both best-in-class and worst-in-class. But judging the Pacifica solely based on the competition would be doing it a disservice. It’s a very good utility vehicle with state-of-the-art tech that […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/11/2020
Our performance testing methodology

When it comes to independent testing of the vehicles we review, we take it very seriously. As our site grows and develops, we’ll be adding more to our testing process, but for now let’s talk about how EV Pulse performance tests its vehicles. Time to cover distance One key performance metric that many people look […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/11/2020
Hummer EV Logo appears online via GM employees and confirms “Crab Mode”

We’re still waiting for the official unveiling of the Hummer EV, several employees have taken to social media to share what appears to be the logo for the new lineup. Everyone’s posts state, “Real revolutionaries forge their own direction. #IWorkForGM #GMCHummerEV.” Then, they show the picture. In a follow-up tweet, Marrero says, “What is Crab […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/10/2020
Maserati MC20 should’ve been electric from the start

Maserati‘s new supercar, the MC20, is a stunning looking thing and a modern interpretation of the Italian company’s take on going fast. Built in Italy, it sits as the new halo for the company’s performance. It has 630 hp and will hit 62 mph in under 3 seconds. The engine is made by Maserati, as […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden confirms electric Corvette at speech in Michigan

During a live speech in Warren, Michigan, former Vice President and candidate for president Joe Biden seems to confirm an all-electric Corvette is on the way. “I can’t wait to get us,” the Vice President said, “behind the all-electric Corvette that goes 210 miles-per-hour. Y’all think I’m kidding, I mean it.” The comment comes at […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2020
Land Rover Defender picks up PHEV power in Europe

Fans of the new Land Rover Defender in Europe have a few new engine options available to them as the company broadens the lineup. That includes a new diesel power plant and a plug-in hybrid variant. Let’s talk about the PHEV. Available only on the 110 model — that’s the 4-door for us Americans — […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2020