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
Spied: Ford caught testing upcoming Bronco PHEV or hybrid

Now that the Ford Bronco is on its way to dealerships, Ford has a new problem. In order to stay competitive with the crosstown rival — Jeep — the company will need to move on new powertrains. Jeep has the absolutely excellent Wrangler 4xe, so it’d make sense Ford is working on a hybrid. As […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/29/2021
NHTSA orders automakers to report crash data involving advanced driver assistance features

Up until now, the United States government hasn’t appeared to be too proactive when it comes to investigating crashes of vehicles with advanced driver assist systems. That officially changed with a new order from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The government agency is requiring automakers to submit detailed crash reports to the company, upon […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/29/2021
Road tripping a Nissan Leaf Plus: Efficiency, range per charge, and recommended range per day

We in the United States are unique in that we often buy for the “what if” in life and not the everyday use. Sure, you could rent a pickup truck the twice a year you need to move your RV, but what’s the fun in that? The same applies for EV purchasing. Most people drive […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/28/2021
We might have an early indication of Nissan Ariya’s real-world range, maybe, or maybe not

The upcoming Nissan Ariya is the company’s first foray into an electric crossover utility vehicle. Even though it is delayed now until next year in the United States, it doesn’t stop testing of the new product here stateside. A Twitter user was recently charging their Mustang Mach-E at an Electrify America station in Greenwood Village, […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/21/2021
Engineering Explained’s Jason Fenske explains why zero should mean zero in 0 to 60 mph testing

Yesterday, MotorTrend published the results of their test of the acceleration and braking performance of the new Tesla Model S Plaid, which is the quickest accelerating vehicle to 60 mph that they ever tested. Full stop. The sucker is quick. The magazine also tested the car under a variety of situations, many stipulated by Tesla, […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/18/2021
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe spotted testing in Metro Detroit

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is a serious contender is the mid-size SUV space. The long wheelbase 3-row version is nearing Range Rover level of luxury. But only a V6 and a V8 aren’t going to cut it as the company, and the world, moves toward electrification. That’s why you’re looking at the latest in […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/17/2021
Charging by the minute for EV charging should be illegal

Owning an electric car means that sometimes you won’t be charging at home or work, but rather at a DCFC station. This might be because you’re on a road trip, or you’re just out driving around and need some extra juice. There are many different places that offer fast charging, from a variety of different […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/16/2021
Lincoln electrifying its fleet by 2030; first full EV to debut next year for company’s 100th anniversary

Lincoln celebrates its 100 year anniversary next year, and to help celebrate that momentous occasion, the company is making several significant leaps forward to ensure the sustainability of the company for 100 more years. By 2030, a year you hear a lot about, Lincoln plans to have its entire portfolio electrified. That doesn’t mean an […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/16/2021
Tesla Model S Plaid pricing changes yet again before official launch event

The updated Tesla Model S has had a rocky few weeks, especially with the discontinuation of the Plaid+ super high performance model. With the official launch event scheduled to happen this very day, Tesla has once again made a change. They raised the price on the standard Plaid model. When Tesla first talked about Plaid, […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/10/2021
2022 Jaguar I-Pace gets faster charging capability, OTA updates, new infotainment

Jaguar‘s I-Pace was one of the first electric vehicles from a luxury manufacturer, and was one of the first electric vehicles to demonstrate that you can have a driver’s focused and sporty electric car. For 2022, that car is getting a few updates to modernize the car and prepare it for the future. The Pivi […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/9/2021