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
Automakers finally get serious about North American charging infrastructure

Seven automakers are creating a joint venture and work together to build out a new EV charging network across North America. Finally it appears that automakers have decided that just relying on what is already out there isn’t going to work, and are taking matters into their own collective hands. BMW Group, General Motors, Honda, […]

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Chevy announces Bolt… wait what?

Today, GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra announced that there will be a next-generation Bolt. One of the most affordable EVs currently on sale will survive into the next generation. This is surprising because GM had previously announced that it was going to kill the Bolt EV and EUV in favor for Ultium-based models set […]

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Nissan first Japanese automaker to announce NACS support

The first Japanese-based automaker has announced that it too will be adopting the NACS charging connector on future EVs starting in 2025. Nissan is the first of the Japanese automakers to announce switching to the Tesla connector and letting its vehicles access Tesla’s Supercharger network. Adapters will be available starting next year for current CCS-enabled […]

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Ford lowers the price on all F-150 Lightning models

Citing raw materials costs, production scaling, and increased plant capacity, Ford announced a price reduction on its F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup. Customers ordering today will have their trucks by October at a price that is a bit closer to the price at which the Lightning went on sale. For those with short memories, Lightning has […]

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Supercar Slayer: Hyundai debuts Ioniq 5 N

The rear windshield wiper has returned! Wait… what? Today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Hyundai debuted its high-performance N version of the Ioniq 5. In addition to being designed to be a track slayer, it’s the first E-GMP car from Hyundai Motor to have a rear windshield wiper. Based on the Ioniq 5, the […]

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Mercedes-Benz next in line to adopt NACS

Mercedes-Benz announced today that it’ll join the growing list of automakers who will support NACS in North America in 2025. This means Mercedes-EQ owners will be able to access the 12,000 Tesla Supercharger locations across the country, plus a growing list of third-parties that’ll support the standard. “Our strategic priority is clear: Building the world’s […]

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Tesla changes the free color on Model 3 and Model Y

If you’ve ever noticed a large number of white Teslas at your local charging station, it’s for a pretty big reason. Sure, white is a good looking color on these cars, but additionally it’s the only color that is a no cost option. As in free. Every other color is at least a $1,000 addition. […]

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Polestar to adopt NACS, which comes as a surprise to literally nobody

Now that the industry has seemingly decided that NACS is the way to go for charging, automakers are starting to come on board pledging to support it. It makes sense that once Volvo decided to make the switch, Polestar wouldn’t be far behind. It took the whole of two days for Polestar to announce that […]

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Electrify America to offer NACS charging support

The dominoes of NACS adoption are falling quickly, but when it all settles there needs to be more competitors to DCFC than just Tesla. That’s what other charging manufacturers are also adopting the connector. Today, Electrify America announced that it will be supporting NACS by 2025. Current stations will be retrofitted and new stations will […]

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The European automakers start to get on board with NACS

First it was Ford. Then it was GM. Then it was Rivian. This week, another automaker has announced its adoption of the Tesla connector starting in 2025. “As part of our journey to becoming fully electric by 2030, we want to make life with an electric car as easy as possible,” said Jim Rowan, CEO […]

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