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
J.D. Power serious about EV studies in the new year

As we near the end of 2020, companies are preparing for how they’re going to improve things next year. For a company like J.D. Power, that means looking at their survey and awards and evaluating what’s next. Per a release sent to EV Pulse, J.D. Power will have 5 new EV studies next year. The […]

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2021 Chrysler Pacific hybrid review: It’s the minivan to buy

The 2020 Chrysler Pacific in PHEV trim is one of the best minivans you could buy, but there were a few things that we would like to see changed. For the updated 2021 model year, Chrysler seemed to fix all of the qualms we had and delivers one of the best people carrying experiences out […]

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Apple still working on that whole electric car thing: Report

It seems like every couple of years someone makes a claim that Apple is actually going to make a full-on electric car. We know that they have a team working on vehicle-related stuff, but don’t forget that software like Apple Car Play is constantly being worked on. Reuters is reporting, though, that Apple is preparing […]

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The Apple Car already exists, it just has a Tesla badge on the hood

It seems like every few months a story will drop from a reputable source stating that Apple is still working on an electric car. While we do know there is some secretive auto division at Apple called Project Titan, there really hasn’t been anything to come out of it. There probably never will be. But […]

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Presumptive future Secretary of Transportation eyeing EV vehicle and charging expansion

In a late afternoon Tweet on Monday, former South Bend mayor and presumptive future Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said that in order to meet the climate crisis, investment must be made in clean energy and EV expansion. To meet the climate crisis, we must put millions of new electric vehicles on America’s roads. It's […]

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Dealer meeting reveals GMC Sierra EV coming soon: Report

Dealership meetings are important to keep the stores in the loop on current product, requirements for upgrades, and future product. Rallying the troops and keeping them excited is important, especially in such a crappy year. But at these meetings, information typically gets out. That is the case of a recent GMC dealership meeting. Not only […]

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GMC may sell more Edition 1 Hummer EVs: Report

On launch day for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, the company quickly sold out of the Edition 1 versions of the vehicle. Equipped with 3 motors and over 1,000 hp, the Edition 1 is the fastest of the Hummer EVs. According to the Detroit Free Press, the General is considering offering up more of the […]

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GMC dealers agreed to spend up to $140,000 to upgrade for Hummer EV: Report

In order to modernize and prepare a dealership for the upcoming electric onslaught, some investments are in order. Many of these investments come at the direction of the manufacturer, who have particular requirements when it comes to marketing and presenting the vehicles. Cadillac was notoriously asked dealerships to spend $200,000 for the upgrades it demanded. […]

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Everything you need to know about the electric Ford pickup truck

While there are a ton of electric pickup trucks in the pipeline from a variety of different automotive startups, Ford’s electric F-150 pickup truck will be one of the first competitors from an established, mainstream automaker. Is an electric Ford F-150 in your future? Here’s everything you need to know about it. What is an […]

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Watch the Ford F-150 EV go dashing through the snow

We know the Ford F-150 EV is coming. We know it’ll go into production in mid-2022. We know it’ll be one of the first electric pickups you’ll be able to buy from a mainstream manufacturer. But how does an OEM hold over potential customers while they wait to be able to place their orders and […]

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