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
Tesla Model 3 gains parts from Model Y, sees improved range

If you were waiting for some of the changes from the Tesla Model Y to make its way to the Model 3, your wait is over. Available to order now with a 5 to 9 week delivery window is the new Tesla Model 3. Some of the changes you’ll notice is the replacement of the […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/19/2020
Rivian completes first Rebelle Rally

The Rebelle Rally is officially over, and the scoring is tallied up. The 8-day off-road adventure pits teams of two against either other to find and score the most points using just a map and a compass. No GPS. No Apple Maps. No technology. Of course, that no technology rule doesn’t apply to the vehicles […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/19/2020
Dacia Spring Electric is the most affordable EV in Europe

Imagine, if you will, a Nissan Kicks with an electric powertrain and a low price. That, as far as we can tell, is the Dacia Spring Electric and it’s fantastic. It has a 44 hp electric motor mated to a 26.8 kWh battery pack. On the WLTP cycle, it’s rated at 140 miles of range. […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/19/2020
Mercedes-Benz builds a case study in extreme off-road electric capability with EQC 4×4²

Mercedes-Benz sometimes takes a vehicle in their lineup and gives it the extreme off-road treatment. This time, they’ve done it to the electric EQC and it looks bonkers. Called the EQC 4×4², Mercedes-Benz calls it the “electric car of extremes.” This currently one-off concept is based on the EQC 400 4MATIC. It features upgraded multi-link […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/14/2020
Listen to the Audi e-tron GT sing the song of its people

Electric cars are relatively silent in day-to-day operation. Law requires them to make noise at lower speeds to pedestrians can hear them coming, but aside from that there isn’t a lot of audible goodness going on. Also, as we determined driving some of the best gasoline-powered sports cars, noise matters. So how does a manufacturer […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/14/2020
Musk lowering the price of the Tesla Model S in response to competition

In response to Lucid Motors pricing of their Lucid Air, Elon Musk announced that he’s dropping the price of the Tesla Model S. That new price? $69,420. Because he has the maturity of a 12-year-old boy. The Model S currently is priced at $71,990 before the destination and handling charge. For comparison, the base Lucid […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/14/2020
Electrify America expanding midwest DC fast charging at Meijer locations

Having a Tesla Model 3 in the midwest, we often need to hit up a Supercharger. The Superchargers closest to where we live are all in the parking lots of Meijer locations. Now there’s a possibility those same stores will also support other electric vehicles. Electrify America announced that they are working with Meijer to […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/9/2020
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
Last Updated: 10/9/2020
2021 Mini Cooper S E review: The perfect city runabout

When Mini announced the Cooper S E, the fully-electric 2-door Mini Cooper, critics instantly attacked it for the range. With only 110-miles of EPA certified range, that surely wouldn’t be enough for someone to live with every day, especially in the winter. But when you get behind the wheel and drive it, you realize that 110 […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: No plug, but absolutely worth mentioning

Here at EV Pulse, we like to cover the latest in battery-electric vehicles, alternative energy, and advanced technology. Featuring a vehicle on this site that doesn’t have a plug might seem like we’re going against our own directive. But the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is such a darn good car that it achieves the objectives […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020