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
Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin for new vehicle transactions

Recently, Elon Musk and Tesla started accepting Bitcoin as a method for reserving a vehicle and paying for it. The cryptocurrency has seen enormous gains and it has helped with Tesla’s overall bottom line. So it is strange that the company would stop accepting it. Since Tesla no longer operates a public relations office in […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/12/2021
LiveWire is now an electric motorcycle brand from Harley-Davidson, and not just a bike

The LiveWire, Harley-Davidson‘s first electric motorcycle impressed critics with its performance and handling, even if the range could be a bit better, but Harley knows that its future has to be electric for it survive. To that end, Harley-Davidson is officially launching the LiveWire brand. It’s the all-electric motorcycle brand from Harley-Davidson. “One of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/10/2021
All-electric Ford F-150 EV now officially has a name, debut date set

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you know that Ford is working on an all-electric F-150 go on sale in the middle of 2022. We can all agree that F-150 EV is a lame name for a vehicle, so what on Earth is Ford going to call it? Lightning. It’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/10/2021
Volta Trucks accelerates electrification rollout to include 4 electric commercial vehicles by 2025

Volta Trucks is already working on a zero emissions strategy, but the truck maker has accelerated that plan to make some pretty significant changes by 2025. To start things off, Volta is planning four fully-electric commercial vehicles by the year 2025. That’s three more than what it’s currently working on — the Volta Zero — […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/6/2021
Preview: 3 months with the 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL

Today marks the beginning of a journey for EV Pulse, as Nissan just dropped a 2021 Nissan Leaf for us. We’ll get to keep the electric hatchback for 3 months. Throughout the course of the loan, we’ll take it on some adventures, talk about some of the features, and really spend time living with a […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/4/2021
Ultium Charge 360 is GM’s solution to managing various charging networks in one place

When it comes to charging an electric vehicle on the go, there’s two ways to do it as a manufacturer. You can either build out your own network, like what Tesla does with its Supercharging network or what Rivian will be doing with its Adventure Network. Or, you partner with the big network providers and […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/29/2021
Electrify America opens 600th charging station in less than 3 years

Three years ago wasn’t that long ago, especially considering that over a year of that time we were all fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. But in those three short years Electrify America has a managed to open 600 charging stations. The first open DC fast-charging station opened on May 2, 2018 in Chicopee, Massachusetts (which is […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/29/2021
Jeep Performance Parts lift kit now available for Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid

Has there ever been a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that you’d want to put a 2-inch lift on? Maybe the RAV4 PHEV? But now that has changed because you can get the Jeep Wrangler in PHEV trim, and Jeep Performance Parts is ready for those buyers who are ready to lift and put 40s in […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/29/2021
2021 Ford F-150 hybrid gets useful new Onboard Scale and Smart Hitch technology, plus more

“How much weight is in my truck’s bed?” It’s a good question, and one you should be asking yourself if you plan on loading it to the max and then wanting to drive safely. “What is the tongue weight of this trailer? Is it too much?” More important questions you should be asking yourself every […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/28/2021
Take your entire family off the beaten path with the 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition

Did you ever think to yourself, “I like the idea of a hybrid-powered, all-wheel drive minivan. I just wish I could take it on the Rubicon trail?” If you have, then Toyota might have just the right product for you. Called the Sienna Woodland Special Edition, the van began life as a standard 2022 Toyota […]

by Chad Kirchner
4/27/2021