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
These states lead the nation in adoption of EV infrastructure

Consumers who decide to take the plunge and buy an EV will ultimately need a place to charge it. Most charge at home, while others charge at work. But if you live in a multiunit dwelling, or are looking to take a road trip, you’re going to need another place to charge. QuoteWizard recently took […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/27/2021
Can you charge a Tesla with the Pro Power Onboard generator on the Ford F-150 hybrid?

Ever since Ford announced that its 2021 F-150 PowerBoost hybrid would offer a 7.2 kW onboard generator, we wondered if it would be able to charge an electric car. It’d be a boon to recovery companies if they could purchase an XLT with the generator to help stranded EVs alongside the road. Now we have […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/26/2021
GMC is taking Hummer EV off-road racing in Extreme E series with Chip Ganassi Racing

To prove the worth of the all-new GMC Hummer EV, General Motors has decided to take it racing. It’ll make its debut in the inaugural season of Extreme E in 2021. Partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing, the Hummer EV for Extreme E will have 550 horsepower, a unique grille, graphics, and bodywork. “I can’t think […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/26/2021
The Nissan Xterra should come back… as an electric

According to recent reports, Nissan dealerships want the Xterra back in showrooms. With vehicles like the Bronco and Wrangler getting all the hype, they want something to drive people into their showrooms so they can sell them cars. That seems reasonable. I firmly believe that Nissan could just retool a factory exactly the way that […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/26/2021
Biden’s new “Buy American” executive order promises to purchase domestically made electric vehicles

President Joe Biden recently issued an executive order for government offices to “Buy American.” The governmentwide edict directs organizations to purchase American made goods. That includes electric vehicles from American manufacturers. Speaking about the EO the President said, “The federal government also owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
Gas-powered pickup truck vs. electric pickup truck: Which should you buy?

Being an electric vehicle focused site, it would seem to make sense that when you’re looking for a new vehicle, you should choose an electric offering. But is that blanket advice good across the board? Does it apply to pickup trucks? When looking at an electric pickup truck, you have to realize that none are […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
2021 Ford F-150 hybrid XLT acceleration and braking performance tested

We are spending time in a mid-spec, 2021 Ford F-150 XLT with the hybrid engine. It’s a four-wheel drive version of the truck. Since the hybrid is basically added to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost that is already on top-spec F-150s, we figured it’d be a good opportunity to run it through our performance testing. For those […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
What adapter do I need to connect to the Ford F-150 Pro Power Onboard generator?

One of the coolest features of the 2021 Ford F-150, in addition to the hybrid added to the lineup, is the onboard power generator. Ford calls it Pro Power Onboard, and it can produce up to 7.2 kW of electricity if it’s equipped to the hybrid version of the truck. At first glance, the power […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
Lotus teases future of vehicle lineup, most will be electric

Last year, Lotus said that it would be making one more gasoline-powered sports car before going entirely electric. The future is in electrons, and for a small make like Lotus, it’s better to embrace that future completely. That’s why this teaser released from Lotus is important to you. Many of those vehicles you see under […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/25/2021
Comprehensive photo gallery of Mercedes EQA

Along with all of the juicy details about the new compact crossover from Mercedes-Benz, the EQA, the folks from Mercedes dumped a bunch of photos detailing the electric from the inside and out. You can scroll through the entire gallery below of the newest electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz.

by Chad Kirchner
1/20/2021