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
Ford’s Farley wants $20,000 electric vehicle in the lineup

When Ford axed all of its cars in the United States, some legitimate questions were raised about the brand’s affordability with new buyers. Not offering a product at $20,000 or less seemed like a miss. With the onslaught of electric vehicles coming, it appears Ford is targeting that dollar amount for a future EV. As […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/2/2020
Survey respondents say they’re cool with green-focused delivery to their homes and offices

With the upcoming reveal of the E-Transit, the electric Ford Transit van, Ford took part with Google in a survey of U.S., U.K. and Germany respondents. The questions were about electrification and delivery. When it comes to deliveries to the home, over 60% of Americans and 68% of Britons care about the environmental impact of […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/29/2020
Ford debuting electric Transit van on November 12th

While some automakers are focused on electrifying the consumer side of things, like GMC with the Hummer EV, others have their eyes focused toward commercial. When it comes to commercial vehicle sales in the United States, Ford takes the lead. It has an offering in Class 1 through Class 7, with a variety of powertrain […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/29/2020
Fiat Chrysler’s Mike Manley confirms electrified Ram pickup is in the works

We know that General Motors has an electric pickup truck coming with the Hummer EV, and we speculate that they have another truck on the way. Ford has confirmed production of an EV F-150 in mid-2022. But what about the folks over at Ram Trucks? As reported by the Detroit Free Press, CEO Mike Manley […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/28/2020
Watts To Freedom: Watch the 2022 GMC Hummer EV’s WTF feature in action on the digital display

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV doesn’t have launch control to get the 1,000 horsepower truck from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. No, that’d be too normal. Instead, GMC is calling the procedure “Watts to Freedom.” Presumably, GMC wanted to call it WTF and they needed something to get past the lawyers. Regardless, here’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/26/2020
2021 Nissan Ariya photo gallery

Nissan is bringing their electric crossover, the Ariya, to the United States in 2021. It’ll be an important launch for the brand—- they have thebestsellingg EV in the world but no crossover — and it’ll give us an idea into the future of Nissan’s electrification strategy. We’ve compiled a photo gallery of all of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/26/2020
Colorado Nissan dealership offering $39/month Nissan Leaf deals

Do you fancy yourself driving an electric car but don’t want to spend the money on one? There’s a Nissan dealership in Colorado right now that has an offering you might not be able to refuse. Empire Lakewood Nissan is currently offering a $39/month lease on the standard range Nissan Leaf S. Yes, it’s the […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/22/2020
Tesla “Full Self Driving” option increases in price to $10,000 (Updated)

The complete rewrite of Tesla‘s “Full Self Driving” functionality is rolling out to a limited number of beta users right now, as CEO Elon Musk promised during Battery Day. As a result, Musk believes it is time to raise the price of the option. While no car is actually full self driving — we believe […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/22/2020
Watts To Freedom is more than just launch control on the 2022 GMC Hummer EV

To achieve the 0 to 60 mph claim of 3 seconds on the 2020 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, the driver must initialize and use the truck’s launch control function. Except on the Hummer EV, it’s not called that. Watts To Freedom, or WTF, is what GMC is calling the launch mode on the Hummer […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/21/2020
2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 photo gallery

Now that the 2022 GMC Hummer EV is here, you probably are interested in checking out every nook and cranny of the big off-roader. We’ve compiled all of the press photos, since we haven’t seen it in person yet, of the new GMC Hummer EV for you to digest in high resolution. Scroll through our […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/21/2020