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
Rivian’s EPA range is officially official

The upcoming Rivian R1T pickup and R1S SUV are going to be the first flagship products from the potentially $80 billion manufacturer. As we get closer and closer to launch, we now know how efficient those vehicles will be. The Launch Edition vehicles, which will ship first, were estimated to have 300 miles of range. […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/3/2021
Spied: 2024 Aston Martin DBX hybrid variant with possibly 800 hp

In the past couple of years, Aston Martin realized that in order to attract more customers to the brand, the company would have to sell an SUV. The DBX is the culmination of the brand’s sporting and luxury heritage with practical features for a modern family. One thing the DBX doesn’t have, though, is a […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/26/2021
Ram Commercial to introduce electrified ProMaster for 2023

The folks over at Ram Commercial just announced updates to the ProMaster lineup of vans, which includes new safety tech and more available options. It’s all well and good, but Ford is bringing an electric Transit to market this year. Where’s the electric ProMaster? It’s coming. While details are scant, the news release detailing the […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/24/2021
Watch: We ride in the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition so you don’t have to

Last week was the 2021 Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. For the past several years, Ford was the title sponsor of the event, and the company brought out some goodies for the media to experience. While M-1, Woodward Avenue, is often a parking lot on the Friday and Saturday during the week, there are other […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/23/2021
Ford introduces Ice White package for 2022 Mustang Mach-E

With 2021 Woodward Dream Cruise festivities underway, the title sponsor Ford is in the business of making news. Today they debuted a new appearance package for the Mach-E (and standard Mustang). Called the Ice White Edition Appearance Package, it’s the first time a white on white has been offered on Mach-E, and is a retro […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/19/2021
Magna’s new Icon Radar technology dreams in digital

Just a few years ago, having advanced driver safety technology was a luxury for the wealthy. Today, even a base Toyota Yaris comes with life saving technology based on cameras and radars. But what about those radars? How is that technology evolving? Magna developed a new type of radar that is digital instead of analog. […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/27/2021
Ford builds Mustang Mach-E to honor Women Airforce Service Pilots

One thing the Ford Mustang has been good at in its many years of production is being the basis for one-off special editions. Because the Mach-E is a Mustang, it makes sense to start seeing those concepts appear on the all-electric Mustang. What you’re looking at here is the first one of those types of […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/27/2021
Spied: Updated Jeep Compass Hybrid spied in Detroit

The updated Jeep Compass is a significant improvement, especially in the interior, over the outgoing model. As the brand attempts to move all of its products upmarket in feel and attention to detail, new powertrains are also on the way. While we expect an eventual 4xe plug-in hybrid version of the Compass at some point, […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/23/2021
See the 2022 BMW iX and i4 electric vehicle lineup up close inside and out

As the company moves more toward electrification, BMW is advancing its dedicated electric vehicle offerings. The 2022 BMW i4 sedan and the iX crossover represent the future of the German company, not only in technology but in design language. We recently had a chance to check out the two new cars and show off what […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/16/2021
Spied: 2023 Audi Q6 e-tron testing in Ingolstadt

Audi is working on a slew of electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes as the company movestowards an all electric fleet. In addition to the Q4 and e-tron GT, the brand is putting effort into a Q6 e-tron. The Q6 sits between the Q4 and the full-sized e-tron flagship vehicle. It’s the electric sister […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/12/2021