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
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
Ford and Bosch team up for automated valet parking garage test

Finding a place to park in the city can be a huge pain in the rear. Once you find a garage, you have to find a parking space. If the garage is tiny, navigating the tight corners can be anxiety-inducing. Ford and Bosch are working on finding a solution to that problem. They’re partnering with […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/26/2020
Volvo executive launches electric commercial truck startup

While Elon Musk and Tesla receive much of the press coverage when it comes to electric vehicles, they aren’t the only company out there working in this space. One particular segment that is seeing growth is in commercial vehicles. This segment can benefit the most from electrification as it pertains to the environmental impact. But […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/20/2020
2021 BMW 530e photo gallery

Updated for 2021, the BMW 5 Series gets a fancier exterior look, better interior materials, and updated infotainment tech. Those updates extend to the 530 plug-in hybrid model. Take a look at the German brand’s new plug-in executive sedan.

by Chad Kirchner
5/27/2020
2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e photo gallery

BMW‘s small X3 crossover is a popular choice for city dwellers and small families. For the 2020 model year, the X3 gets a plug-in hybrid version, called the X3 xDrive30e. Check out these detailed interior and exterior photos of the new BMW X3 xDrive30e.

by Chad Kirchner
4/11/2019
BMW takes iX3, i4, and iNEXT extreme weather testing at the Arctic Circle

In order to ensure that its electric vehicles will work in all conditions anywhere on the planet, BMW takes its lineup to the Arctic Circle for testing. While they were up there freezing to ensure range and functionality of equipment, they also snapped some of these incredibly cold photos.

by Chad Kirchner
3/25/2019