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
When is Tesla battery day 2020? How do you watch the event live?

Tesla‘s long-awaited battery day is coming very, very soon. You’re probably wondering when it is and how to watch it for yourself? If that’s the case, we have all the answers for you. What is Tesla battery day? Battery day is an event following the earnings call for Tesla. This event is expected to have […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/21/2020
Nikola founder Trevor Milton steps down, stock tumbles

Nikola hasn’t been having a good couple of a weeks. After a scathing report from short sellers Hindenburg Research, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began an investigation. Now, the chairman of the company resigned. In an early morning tweet, Milton said “I asked the board of directors to let me step aside from my […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/21/2020
Upcoming Nissan 400Z Nismo might include electrification: Report

One of the issues we pointed out with the Nissan Z Proto when it debuted was there was a lack of any electrification option. For a car that might be around for a decade or more, that seems like an overlooked feature. Apparently, it’s still possible. In an interview with Australia’s Motoring publication, the Chief […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/19/2020
Possible solution to Super Cruise monthly fee? Look back at GPS navigation updates

Learning that Super Cruise isn’t going to remain “free” after 3 years is a bit annoying. If you buy the car and pay extra for the feature, you expect the feature to always work. But that’s not always possible. Presumably, the ongoing $25/month fee for Cadillac Super Cruise use after the 3-year “free trial” is […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/18/2020
Cadillac announces monthly fee for Super Cruise after free trial period

If you have a Cadillac equipped with Super Cruise, you’re actually on a free trial period of the service. After three years, you’ll have to pay a monthly fee in order to keep using the service. That cost? Twenty-five dollars per month. According to our pals at Roadshow, drivers will be able to pay for […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/18/2020
How much would a “working class” electric pickup cost?

Our own Bradley Brownell yesterday said that automakers need to embrace the working class with electric vehicles. Today, Ford gave us more details on the electric F-150.   During Ford‘s event, they mentioned how they expect the electric F-150 to be a work truck. Many electric vehicles carry high prices in the United States, and […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/17/2020
Ford teases new, all-electric F-150 during news conference

Ford is investing $700 million in upgrading the Rouge assembly plant in Michigan to accommodate production of the hybrid and BEV F-150. What we don’t know is what the truck will look like. Tesla made waves by making the Cybertruck look … different. Offerings from Rivian and GMC should look like more conventional trucks, but […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/17/2020
Ford reveals production date for all-electric F-150, production at Rouge facility

Ford is announcing that the all-new, fully-electric F-150 will go on sale by mid-2022. It’ll be produced alongside the other F-150s, including the hybrid, at an addition at the Rogue production facility in Michigan. Ford’s Kumar Galhotra is making this announcement alongside other production information. Ford employs more hourly workers in the United States than […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/17/2020
Nissan Z Proto missing something big for a 21st century project

Last night, Z fans around the world waited with baited breath to see the new Nissan Z Proto. After browsing social media this morning, it seems like most people are satisfied with the concept. But it’s missing something. Is it wrong to bring up the lack of any alternative powertrain options on a new sports […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/16/2020
Cadillac requiring dealerships to invest $200,000 in upgrades for EV: Report

In preparation for an onslaught of electric vehicles, including the new Lyriq, dealerships are being asked by Cadillac to invest $200,000 in upgrades in order to sell the products. Based on a report in Automotive News, all 880 Cadillac dealerships in the United States were told on Wednesday that they’d need to invest at least […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/16/2020