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
GM may save Nikola and its founder’s fortunes

With the news that Trevor Milton is out at Nikola, questions are emerging around what General Motors knew and didn’t know when it agreed to an 11% ownership equity stake in Nikola. One thing we do know for certain, even though Milton is out, he’s still the largest shareholder in the company with a 20% […]

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Don’t believe any of the hype around increased ride share usage around coronavirus

There are several stories making the rounds that say that thanks to the effects of coronavirus, people aren’t buying cars and are going to rely more on ride share services to get around. It doesn’t take much to realize that this is false. In 2020, new car sales haven’t been epic. The coronavirus outbreak halted […]

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2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid has performance numbers to rival Raptor

Even though the 2021 Ford F-150 with the PowerBoost hybrid system isn’t a plug-in hybrid, it is the first serious attempt at a full hybrid in the pickup truck segment in quite awhile. Ford is positioning its F-150 hybrid at the top of the pyramid for performance, and now we know how high that pyramid […]

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Rolls-Royce working on electric vehicles for regulatory reasons

Does the average Rolls-Royce customer, who is far from average, desire a plug-in or full-electric car? Will the storied brand adopt battery technology for future models? Yes, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. In an interview with Automotive News, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said that the company will have its first full electric […]

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe photo gallery and details explored

A plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler is coming, with 25 miles of all-electric range and the most torque of any production Wrangler currently on sale. It should be an impressive addition to the off-road lineup. Thanks to COVID-19, it has been difficult to see new models up close. Livestream reveals and Zoom calls haven’t made getting […]

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Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept photo gallery and up close details

The novel coronavirus pandemic has created challenges for automakers launching new vehicles. Reveals at auto shows have been dumped for live Zoom calls and YouTube streams. Getting a chance to see a new car up close, at least right now, is more difficult than ever. But that hasn’t stopped us from seeking out these new […]

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Tesla Battery Day 2020 recap

The 2020 Tesla Motors Battery Day event just concluded, and here’s a quick recap how it went down in case you missed it. Musk started off talking about his recap of this pandemic year of manufacturing and the amount of growth he expects from the company overall. While it’s not as good as 2019, he’s […]

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Tesla Cybertruck can really only happen in United States, smaller version for rest of world: Battery Day

Tesla‘s Battery Day is here, and during the predictable question and answer session, someone asked about the Cybertruck. According to Musk, they’ve “stopped counting” reservations. Musk says that when Giga Austin is up and running, 250,000 to 300,000 Cybertrucks produced a year will be possible. Due to legal reasons, the Cybertruck as it is wouldn’t […]

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Smaller, $25,000 fully-autonomous Tesla car coming according to Musk: Battery Day

During Tesla‘s Battery Day event, CEO Elon Musk said that he has a less expensive car on the way. While he wouldn’t give many details, he said it’d be $25,000. Tesla says it’ll be able to lower prices per kWh by 56% thanks to improvement in manufacturing and battery designs, and when that happens Tesla […]

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Model S Plaid available at the end of 2021; available now to order for $139,990: Battery Day

Following the major Tesla Battery Day announcement, Elon Musk said that there is a Model S Plaid coming officially, and that it’ll be on sale soon. You can order the car now, and it’ll ship at the end of 2021, according to Musk. Some stats quickly popped up on the screen, including greater than 520 […]

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