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
Mini shows off future of John Cooper Works featuring electrification

When it comes to making fun little cars, Mini is ace. When it comes to electrifying the cars, it is pretty swell, too. It makes sense that for high performance models, the brand will also follow the EV route. That is why you are now looking at potentially future John Cooper Works Minis. As we […]

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Rivian acquires new sales and marketing vice president to help launch brand

Rivian is getting closer and closer to selling its first electric SUV and electric pickup truck, and the company is going to need the right person to make that happen. So they picked up one of the best in the business, Laura Schwab. According to Automotive News, Schwab started today as the vice president of […]

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Musk open to merger talks: Report

During Tesla‘s early days, it made sense to consider the idea of merging with a more successful car company. The learnings of the larger automaker could be transformed into a successful manufacturing process for electric vehicles. Of course, that didn’t happen. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a “go it alone” type of leader, and it’s […]

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Hyundai’s new E-GMP platform to lead way for future electric vehicle innovation

Hyundai isn’t a stranger to electrification, but up until this point the company hasn’t had a dedicated EV platform. With the introduction of E-GMP, that has changed. E-GMP, or the Electric-Global Modular Platform, is a dedicated platform that’ll form the basis of a whole lineup of BEV vehicles from the entire Hyundai group. Upcoming vehicles […]

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review: Living the plug-in van life

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is the only minivan on sale right now that is available as a hybrid. That means, one could argue, that it is both best-in-class and worst-in-class. But judging the Pacifica solely based on the competition would be doing it a disservice. It’s a very good utility vehicle with state-of-the-art tech that […]

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2020 Kia Niro PHEV review: A mixed bag

The Kia Niro is a popular small crossover — really just a hatchback — that comes with a variety of powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid. Rated at 26 miles of all-electric range, it could be the ideal small runabout that can also take a journey if you needed to. Of course, that’s assuming it’s any […]

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Our performance testing methodology

When it comes to independent testing of the vehicles we review, we take it very seriously. As our site grows and develops, we’ll be adding more to our testing process, but for now let’s talk about how EV Pulse performance tests its vehicles. Time to cover distance One key performance metric that many people look […]

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Which electric pickup truck will be canceled next?

When it was expected General Motors was going to take an ownership stake in Nikola, it added credibility. Surely with GM on board, the company would do well and the Badger would hit the streets. That’s not, unfortunately, what happened. Through a series of calamities surrounding the former CEO, confidence in the company dwindled. GM […]

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Nikola Badger pickup truck dead, GM not taking equity stake in Nikola, Class 7 and 8 partnership to continue

For those wondering if there’d be any fallout from the craziness at Nikola, there is. The Nikola Badger electric pickup truck is dead. GM is no longer seeking an equity stake in the company. Nikola with still use GM’s fuel cell technology in its Class 7 and Class 8 trucks. Today Nikola signed a Memorandum […]

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Audi competing in Dakar Rally with range-extended electric vehicle

Marking a return to international rally competition, Audi is entering the 2022 Dakar Rally with a new prototype. This prototype is powered by an electric drive train, with a range extender, and will be the “spearhead of the factory motor sport commitment in the future.” We like the sound of all of that. The prototype […]

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