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
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
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Tesla Model X most satisfying premium luxury crossover SUV: Report

Finding data about your next new car can be difficult. Some publications, like this one, review brand new models. Others collect reliability data over time and present it. Yet other poll owners to see how satisfied they are with the product. All of these companies provide valuable insights to automakers, dealerships and you, the potential […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Hummer EV Logo appears online via GM employees and confirms “Crab Mode”

We’re still waiting for the official unveiling of the Hummer EV, several employees have taken to social media to share what appears to be the logo for the new lineup. Everyone’s posts state, “Real revolutionaries forge their own direction. #IWorkForGM #GMCHummerEV.” Then, they show the picture. In a follow-up tweet, Marrero says, “What is Crab […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden confirms electric Corvette at speech in Michigan

During a live speech in Warren, Michigan, former Vice President and candidate for president Joe Biden seems to confirm an all-electric Corvette is on the way. “I can’t wait to get us,” the Vice President said, “behind the all-electric Corvette that goes 210 miles-per-hour. Y’all think I’m kidding, I mean it.” The comment comes at […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Land Rover Defender picks up PHEV power in Europe

Fans of the new Land Rover Defender in Europe have a few new engine options available to them as the company broadens the lineup. That includes a new diesel power plant and a plug-in hybrid variant. Let’s talk about the PHEV. Available only on the 110 model — that’s the 4-door for us Americans — […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
GM takes ownership stake in Nikola with $2 billion deal

Nikola Motor Company this morning received a huge injection in capital thanks to the folks over at General Motors. In a massive $2 billion equity purchase deal, GM is now 11% owner of the electric and hydrogen company. According to Bloomberg, “GM will make in-kind contributions to take an 11% stake in Nikola and get […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Jeep Wrangler gains PHEV 4XE model for off-roading greener

The Jeep Wrangler currently offers a few different gasoline and diesel-powered engine options. One thing they haven’t offered yet is a hybrid (the 48-volt eTorque doesn’t count). That ends today with the introduction of the Jeep Wrangler 4XE. Powered by a 17kWh electric battery, the Wrangler 4XE is capable of going up to 25 miles […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept goes premium inside

Today Jeep pulled the covers off of their Grand Wagoneer Concept. Featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Grand Wagoneer is Jeep’s re-entry into the full-size SUV market. While Jeep says it’s only a concept, we’re expecting many of the great features and premium materials to make it to the final production version next year. Most […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Navistar partners with In-Charge Energy for charging infrastructure and consulting services

In order for electric vehicles to be widely adopted, there needs to be a solid EV infrastructure in place to support the recharging of these vehicles. Some automakers have built vast networks, like Tesla’s Superchargers, to support that. Others have relied on other companies to put in and maintain the equipment. Navistar’s business unit, NEXT […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020
Lucid Air to get 113 kWh battery pack when it goes on sale next year

The Lucid Air is, at least according to the manufacturer, the first true luxury car designed from the ground up to be an electric vehicle. While surely Elon Musk would disagree, Lucid’s Air seems to tick the luxury boxes while offering the range and storage of an everyday runabout. Today Lucid announced that the Lucid […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 10/8/2020