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
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
Electrify America goes to pricing by the kWh in 23 states and reduces rates

When people first start looking into electric cars, they try to figure out where they’ll charge them when they’re on the go. DC fast charging is growing quickly, but curiously new owners will notice that instead of paying for the electricity used, they pay by the minute. What gives? By the minute fees, combined with […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/16/2020
Apple iOS 14 drops tomorrow with EV route mapping as part of Apple Maps

For those living the Apple lifestyle, there is a big update coming to your iPhone tomorrow. iOS 14 drops with a slew of new features, including updates for getting a better experience out of your car. One of the biggest features touted during the reveal was Apple Maps supporting route planning based on charging. While […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/15/2020
Automakers need their own EV social media superstars

When working on building this very site, there became a need to create a list of people who work with brands and companies that talk about EVs online. For companies like Tesla, that’s easy. You just add Elon Musk to the list. Trevor Milton at Nikola also makes sense. It quickly became apparent that very […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/15/2020
Making autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems safer with night vision

Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is becoming more and more standard as cars get newer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety includes performance of AEB in their vehicle testing. The public is starting to look at this tech when they purchase a new vehicle. While many have settled on calling the technology AEB, there isn’t an […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/15/2020
2022 Hyundai Tucson debuts with PHEV option and stunning, concept-like looks

Apparently someone at Hyundai forgot to tell the designers that the final design of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson isn’t supposed to look like a concept car, because the new crossover just debuted and it looks unlike anything that came before it. The new exterior of the 2022 Tucson is the first thing you’ll notice, that […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020
Electrify America expands home EV charging options with Electrify Home

Electrify America provides charging stations across the United States. Electrify Canada does the same but, but you know, in Canada. Neither of these units provide home-based charging solutions, at least until now. Electrify Home, a new business unit of Electrify America, is here to do just that. Electrify Home will let potential customers purchase one […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020