Chad Kirchner

Chad is the Editor-in-Chief for EV Pulse. 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
Jeep’s solar powered EV charging stations are pretty slick

When Jeep said it was going to make a plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler, it told that world that it would be installing EV charging stations at key trails to help Jeep owners off-road without fuel. Getting electricity to some trails, even if they have a parking lot, can sometimes be a challenge. With […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/8/2021
Jeep debuting fully-electric Wrangler BEV Concept for Easter Jeep Safari

Prior to the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, the folks at Jeep build a few concept vehicles to take out and get dirty. Some incredible concepts have debuted, including a few that eventually see production. This year, one of those concepts is expected to be an EV Wrangler. After the Jeep Super Bowl […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/8/2021
2022 GMC Hummer EV vs. 2021 Ford Raptor: Is the best off-road truck electric?

Ford has revealed the updated 2021 Ford Raptor and while there is a V8 coming later next year, the updated original trophy truck for the everyday commute has some slick features going for it. Later this year, though, GMC will be bringing the Hummer EV Edition 1 to market. That truck will be the first […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/3/2021
Google and Ford partner for in car infotainment, cloud services, Google apps

Ford is working with Google for updated infotainment and cloud services in future Ford vehicles. This includes running Google’s native Android OS in future vehicles, marking a change from the company’s current SYNC offerings. A new six-year partnership was just announced between both companies, and will make Google the exclusive cloud platform provider for Ford. […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/1/2021
For Science: Fuel consumption of the 7.2 kW Pro Power Onboard generator in the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid

An onboard generator on a pickup truck seems like an obvious feature. Until the release of the 2021 Ford F-150, however, such a feature didn’t exist. Touted as one of the main reasons to go with a Ford over the competition, the Pro Power Onboard generator can serve a variety of uses. Some folks will […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/1/2021
Watch the Rimac C_Two electric supercar undergo final wind tunnel testing

The Rimac C_Two is expected to be quite the electric performance car. As part of any new car development process, the car must undergo a barrage of testing to make sure everything works and holds up under everyday use. For a supercar, that means making sure it is as slippery as possible through the air […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/29/2021
Electrify America partnering with Arizona Public Service to provide charging statewide

Electrify America, the company building a network of high speed chargers across the country, announced that it is partnering with the state of Arizona to bring its chargers all of the state. Electrify America’s commercial arm, Electrify Commercial, is handling the project to support the Arizona Public Serice Company. A total of 20 new fast […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/28/2021
Updated Tesla Model X Plaid details

Along with learning about the updated Model S today, we learned some more information about the upcoming changes to the Model X, including the Plaid version. Available for ordering now, the Tesla Model X Plaid has the same interior as the Model S. That means that there is a new horizontal touch screen in the […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/27/2021
Standard Tesla Model S is no longer priced at $69,420

Remember when Elon Musk lowered the price of the Model S to $69,420 so that Tesla would be able to compete with the unreleased Lucid Air? Well that price didn’t stick around long. With the introduction of the updated Model S today, the price of the Long Range model increased to $79,990 before destination. For […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/27/2021
Tesla updates Model S sedan with new interior and exterior refinement, Plaid and Plaid+ models

As part of the earnings call, Tesla unveiled an updated Model S sedan with an all-new interior and a steering wheel that is more science fiction than reality. Let’s take a look at the new interior in the front. The most obvious change is the half steering wheel with all the controls on the steering […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/27/2021