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 offering Enhanced Autopilot to regular Autopilot owners

Do you have a Tesla with regular Autopilot but want some of the features of Full Self Driving without spending the $8,000. Now you can. Enhanced Autopilot is now available for $4,000. What does your 4 grand get you? You get the fantastic Navigate on Autopilot feature with automatic lane changes. That makes highway driving […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Electrify America offering 3 years of free charging for VW ID. 4 owners

Are you eagerly awaiting the new crossover ID. 4 electric from Volkswagen? If you’re in the market to make the purchase, there is another reason why you might pull the trigger. You’ll get three years of unlimited charging on the Electrify America charging network. Electrify America will provide free charging on their DC fast-charging network […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
When is Tesla battery day 2020? How do you watch the event live?

Tesla‘s long-awaited battery day is coming very, very soon. You’re probably wondering when it is and how to watch it for yourself? If that’s the case, we have all the answers for you. What is Tesla battery day? Battery day is an event following the earnings call for Tesla. This event is expected to have […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Nikola founder Trevor Milton steps down, stock tumbles

Nikola hasn’t been having a good couple of a weeks. After a scathing report from short sellers Hindenburg Research, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began an investigation. Now, the chairman of the company resigned. In an early morning tweet, Milton said “I asked the board of directors to let me step aside from my […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Upcoming Nissan 400Z Nismo might include electrification: Report

One of the issues we pointed out with the Nissan Z Proto when it debuted was there was a lack of any electrification option. For a car that might be around for a decade or more, that seems like an overlooked feature. Apparently, it’s still possible. In an interview with Australia’s Motoring publication, the Chief […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Cadillac announces monthly fee for Super Cruise after free trial period

If you have a Cadillac equipped with Super Cruise, you’re actually on a free trial period of the service. After three years, you’ll have to pay a monthly fee in order to keep using the service. That cost? Twenty-five dollars per month. According to our pals at Roadshow, drivers will be able to pay for […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
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
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
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
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
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
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
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
Last Updated: 10/8/2020