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
The 2024 GMC Sierra EV is here, starting with the Denali Edition 1

We’ve seen the Hummer EV pickup truck. We’ve seen the Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup truck. Now it’s time to take a look at the next Ultium-powered pickup truck from General Motors. This time it’s back to the GMC badge with the 2024 GMC Sierra EV. The Sierra EV is GM’s different take on the Ultium-platform […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/20/2022
Spied: A faster Porsche Taycan is on the way

We’re pretty big fans of Porsche’s Taycan here. It’s easy to understand why. It delivers on range, charging, and tech features while retaining the power and performance you expect from a modern Porsche. But as of this point, there hasn’t been much movement from the brand’s GT team. It looks like that ends today. Spy […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/20/2022
Meet Celestiq: Cadillac’s $300,000 ultra luxurious EV built with Ultium

Cadillac is bringing an all-electric luxury sedan to the ultra-premium segment with its all-new Celestiq. After what seems like endless teasings, we now can tell you everything you want to know about the brand’s newest flagship. Celestiq is a four-door sedan riding on GM’s Ultium platform. It runs a dual-motor setup, meaning that it’s all-wheel […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/17/2022
Jeep Avenger 4×4 Concept previews the four-wheel drive, non-U. S. subcompact SUV

In addition to debuting the first version of the new Avenger electric Jeep in Paris, the company also debuted a concept version of the four-wheel drive version. “Wait,” you ask, “the Avenger isn’t four-wheel drive?” The Avenger, a subcompact SUV that won’t come to the United States, has a base model that is front-drive only. […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/17/2022
Nearly every single 2023 Porsche Taycan gets improved range

EPA-rated ranges on electric vehicles can vary based on a number of scenarios. Heck, some will even argue that the test isn’t an accurate representation of real-world mileage. But one thing we know for sure is that more range is always appreciated, and that’s what Porsche is delivering for 2023 with its Taycan. Porsche credits […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/13/2022
2023 Kia Niro EV first drive review: A more affordable EV6

Kia’s Electric Global Modular Platform — E-GMP — is all the rage in electric vehicles, delivering solid range, excellent driving dynamics, and practical storage in a range of new cars and crossovers. The EV6 is one of the best cars Kia currently sells, and the upcoming EV9 family hauler will surely impress. But at a […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/11/2022
2023 Nissan Ariya first drive review: Worth the wait

Revealed over 2 years ago, the Nissan Ariya has suffered a few setbacks going from reveal to production. The supply chain disruptions thanks to the pandemic made it tough on the entire industry. But the U.S.-spec Ariya is on U.S. shores and about to head to dealerships, so we finally got a chance to get […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/7/2022
The truth about electric truck towing

If you have an interest at all in electric pickup trucks, you’re probably concerned with how far you can tow with one. Whether you’re just hauling a set of side-by-sides to your summer cabin twice a year, or regularly hauling around lawn care equipment — or anything in between — it’s a question you likely […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/7/2022
Autel is joining the “save the power grid with EVs” fight with own V2X charging system

Autel Energy is a company you might not have heard about, but if you attend this year’s North American International Detroit Show, you’ll learn quickly who they are. They have a massive, Apple store-esque, display for the public to see loaded with products. “We offer the highest power products with the best warranty,” Autel’s COO […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/20/2022
EV Pulse Weekly: It’s back! The Detroit Auto Show returns with a new name, new Jeeps, and… ducks?

On our inaugural episode of EV Pulse Weekly, Senior Editor Craig Cole and VP of Content Chad Kirchner discuss the return of the Detroit Auto Show. Or is it the North American International Auto Show? Some of the topics we discuss this week: Jeep Wrangler Willys and Grand Cherokee 4xe 2023 Lincoln Corsair Lincoln Star […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/17/2022