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 shares plummet after split: What’s going on?

After the 1-to-5 stock split of shares of Tesla stock (NASDAQ: TSLA), the stock dropped significantly. Does that mean doom-and-gloom for the EV automaker, or is it more of a hiccup? Tesla stock, unlike most other, gets tons of news coverage every time there’s a gain or a loss. Additionally, the stock is volatile and […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/8/2020
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: No plug, but absolutely worth mentioning

Here at EV Pulse, we like to cover the latest in battery-electric vehicles, alternative energy, and advanced technology. Featuring a vehicle on this site that doesn’t have a plug might seem like we’re going against our own directive. But the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is such a darn good car that it achieves the objectives […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/8/2020
GM takes ownership stake in Nikola with $2 billion deal

Nikola Motor Company this morning received a huge injection in capital thanks to the folks over at General Motors. In a massive $2 billion equity purchase deal, GM is now 11% owner of the electric and hydrogen company. According to Bloomberg, “GM will make in-kind contributions to take an 11% stake in Nikola and get […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/8/2020
2021 Mini Cooper S E review: The perfect city runabout

When Mini announced the Cooper S E, the fully-electric 2-door Mini Cooper, critics instantly attacked it for the range. With only 110-miles of EPA certified range, that surely wouldn’t be enough for someone to live with every day, especially in the winter. But when you get behind the wheel and drive it, you realize that 110 […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/4/2020
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