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
Toyota expands Crown lineup with Signia SUV

Our coverage of the 2023 LA Auto Show is sponsored by Emporia. Toyota has announced the introduction of the Crown Signia, expanding its Crown series into the SUV segment. The 2025 model, debuting as the second Crown vehicle in the U.S., integrates the longstanding Toyota Crown tradition of quality into a crossover SUV design. The […]

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Refreshed Toyota Camry goes all-hybrid, adopts Prius looks

Our coverage of the 2023 LA Auto Show is sponsored by Emporia. At a press event held in advance of the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota pulled the sheet off the new Camry sedan. Aside from some design changes, one of the biggest new things is the powertrain. Gone is the gasoline-powered versions of […]

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2025 Ram Ramcharger debuts: EV pickup towing range solved?

Since the UAW strike disrupted most of the fall, Ram Trucks decided to drop its 2025 lineup of pickup trucks now instead of at the LA Auto Show. There are some key differences going into the 2025 model year — mainly that the Hemi V8 is gone — but we don’t cover that here. What […]

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How-to charge a non-Tesla EV at a Tesla Supercharger

We’ve covered many times on this site that Tesla’s Supercharger network is only available to Tesla vehicles. For right now, that’s still mostly the case. But as non-Tesla carmakers switch to the Tesla NACS connector type, that’ll change. But, if you’ve paid attention, you’ll know we’re at least a year away at the time of […]

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Hyundai next to adopt North American Charging Standard

The first Korean automaker has pledged its support to NACS. Hyundai’s electric lineup will debut on vehicles starting in the fourth quarter of 2024. This change will allow Hyundai owners to access the 12,000+ Supercharger network that Tesla owners have enjoyed for years. This will double the size of fast charging networks available to Hyundai […]

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Harbinger raises more money, looks at growing electric RV segment

Harbinger Motors, a Southern California-based automotive manufacturer, has secured $60 million in a Series A funding round, the company announced on Wednesday. The round was led by Ridgeline and THOR Industries, with participation from a range of investors, both new and returning. Investment details The funding round saw a notable influx of capital from various […]

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Emporia introduces inexpensive smart panel hardware to make EVSE installation significantly cheaper

When we talk about installing a level 2 EVSE at home when you buy a new EV, we’re often faced with pushback that it’ll be expensive for a panel upgrade to make it all work. In some cases, that’s very true. We’ve seen people pay over $5,000 for the required wiring at home to install […]

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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser: Back to its roots with a modern twist

Toyota has announced the return of the Land Cruiser to the U.S. market for the 2024 model year. This reintroduction marks a significant development for the brand, as the new model aims to combine the vehicle’s traditional off-road capabilities with contemporary design and technology. A return to roots The 2024 Land Cruiser is built on the […]

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What adapter do I need to connect to the Ford F-150 Pro Power Onboard generator?

One of the coolest features of the 2021 and newer Ford F-150 (and F-150 Lightning), in addition to the hybrid added to the lineup, is the onboard power generator. Ford calls it Pro Power Onboard, and it can produce up to 7.2 kW of electricity if it’s equipped to the hybrid version of the truck. […]

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Automakers finally get serious about North American charging infrastructure

Seven automakers are creating a joint venture and work together to build out a new EV charging network across North America. Finally it appears that automakers have decided that just relying on what is already out there isn’t going to work, and are taking matters into their own collective hands. BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, […]

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