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
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
Last Updated: 11/1/2020
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
Last Updated: 11/1/2020
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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 10/28/2020
Driving Ford’s Mustang present to prepare for Ford’s Mustang future

Last year at an event in California, Ford pulled the sheet off the all-new, fully electric crossover from the Blue Oval. It was called the Mach-E. But more specifically, it was called the Mustang Mach-E. “You’re telling me that the Ford Mustang is now a crossover and an EV?” The people cried foul. Some folks […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/27/2020
Check out Magna’s active aero technology in action and see how it makes cars more efficient

Magna is an automotive parts supplier who is working on some future technology to make cars greener and more efficient. One of those technologies is active aerodynamics. Once restricted to high performance sports cars, the technology is becoming more and more mainstream. One of those potential future applications is electric cars. While the Tesla Model […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 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
Last Updated: 10/26/2020
Elon Musk’s price change of the Tesla Model S electric vehicle is only partially related to Lucid Motors

Tesla recently announced another price drop on their Model S electric sedan. The base price is now $69,420. The primary competition is priced at $69,900 after the $7,500 tax credit. It’s easy to assume that Lucid Motors was the cause for the new price drop, now that it has announced pricing for its Air electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/24/2020
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
Last Updated: 10/22/2020