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
Maserati MC20 should’ve been electric from the start

Maserati‘s new supercar, the MC20, is a stunning looking thing and a modern interpretation of the Italian company’s take on going fast. Built in Italy, it sits as the new halo for the company’s performance. It has 630 hp and will hit 62 mph in under 3 seconds. The engine is made by Maserati, as […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden confirms electric Corvette at speech in Michigan

During a live speech in Warren, Michigan, former Vice President and candidate for president Joe Biden seems to confirm an all-electric Corvette is on the way. “I can’t wait to get us,” the Vice President said, “behind the all-electric Corvette that goes 210 miles-per-hour. Y’all think I’m kidding, I mean it.” The comment comes at […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2020
Land Rover Defender picks up PHEV power in Europe

Fans of the new Land Rover Defender in Europe have a few new engine options available to them as the company broadens the lineup. That includes a new diesel power plant and a plug-in hybrid variant. Let’s talk about the PHEV. Available only on the 110 model — that’s the 4-door for us Americans — […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2020
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