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
EV 101: Can the Nissan Leaf use a Tesla Supercharger charging station?

Maybe you’re thinking about getting a new Nissan Leaf. There are some great deals to be had out there. But you’re probably wondering where you’re going to be able to plug in and charge out on the road. You’ve probably noticed Tesla’s Superchargers everywhere. Surely you should be able to plug your electric car into […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/19/2020
GM increases commitment to EVs, Ultium technology

By 2025, General Motors expects to have 30 electric vehicles launched worldwide, with more than two-thirds of those vehicles on sale in North America. With such lofty goals, GM gave us more details on how they expect to get there. Obviously, it’s going to require a lot of money. So much so, in fact, that […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/19/2020
Will the Walmart Black Friday TV fit in my electric car?

Despite the pandemic and economic uncertainty that comes with it, the holiday shopping season is upon us. That means that the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, people will be flocking to stores and online to get holiday deals. While many will shop online this year because of the pandemic, some may mask up […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/19/2020
Electrify America expands DCFC to Westfield shopping centers

Up until now, many high-speed Electrify America DC fast chargers were limited to areas along major routes so drivers could recharge on a journey. Following the Tesla Supercharger approach with early deployment, the company can cover the most space in the least time. Now, the company is expanding beyond that. In addition to the chargers […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/18/2020
General Motors recalling 68,667 Chevrolet Bolt EVs globally due to fire risk

If you own a Chevrolet Bolt EV, you might be subjected to a new recall from General Motors. There is a potential risk for fire related to the high voltage batteries on board. A total of 68,667 vehicles are part of this recall, with nearly 51,000 of those located in the United States. This recall […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/13/2020
Recharging on the road with the 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van

In the highest-range version of the Ford E-Transit, the van is rated at 126 miles of electric range. That means there might be a chance that the driver will need to charge when they are out and about. What does that process look like on the E-Transit? First off, Ford doesn’t think many of its […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020
What’s the range of the Ford electric E-Transit van?

Ford introduced its all-electric Transit, called the E-Transit, to the world. It has a 67 kWh electric battery, which means it should have decent range. But what is that range? Well, it depends on what size van you purchase. You see, Ford is offering the E-Transit in the three different roof sizes and three different […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020
Ford adds new features to fleet monitoring with E-Transit

Managing and maintaining a fleet of vehicles is no small task, especially if the fleet includes dozens or hundreds of vehicles. That’s why software is crucial. Ford updated their own fleet management software to coincide with the lunch of the E-Transit electric van. Managers will be able to access a ton of information about each […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020
Ford electric E-Transit van enters the arena and moves the industry forward

Now that we’ve seen the 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van, its time to discuss the significance of this change. Indeed, Ford entering the electric van arena represents a seismic shift in the world of electric and is significant for the advancement of the industry. Ford’s plans to become net zero by 2050 is certainly admirable, […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020
2022 Ford E-Transit brings full electrification to van life, and of course, van work

The 2022 Ford E-Transit electric van is finally here, and it’s designed to be the workhorse the business buyers expect from a van named Transit. “Ford is North America and Europe’s commercial truck and van leader, so the transition of fleet vehicles to zero emissions, especially for the fast-growing last-mile delivery segment, is critical to […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/12/2020