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
Polestar 6 is company’s electric roadster coming to life

The Polestar electric roadster concept, which looks fabulous, is going to enter production as the Polestar 6. The company confirmed that the car will launch in 2026 and interested customers can reserve a build slot starting today. “With the overwhelming consumer and press response, we took the decision to put this stunning roadster into production […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 8/16/2022
Brembo Sensify first brake review: Stopping better in future EVs

When it comes to automotive suppliers, there aren’t too many household names. But one name most people are aware of is Brembo. The name recognition is so much so that automakers will sell performance upgrades and use the fact the upgrades include Brembo brakes as a selling point. If you’ve driven a modern EV, especially, […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 8/10/2022
F-150 Lightning tow and charge: How far you can go and how long it’ll take

Pickup trucks are often tasked with a variety of jobs. The exception of what a truck should be capable of doing far exceeds that of a sports car. So an electric pickup truck will be held to similar standards. Additionally, unlike a gas-powered truck, an electric truck will need to be recharged. Depending on the […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 8/4/2022
How far can a 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge travel on electricity alone?

For 2022, Volvo updated its plug-in hybrids with new battery technology and better range while driving only on electricity. We had a chance to sample the powertrain early on in Belgium last year, but now we are driving a U.S.-spec on our home turf. The advantage of a plug-in hybrid, or PHEV, is that for […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 8/2/2022
Spied: 2024 Kia EV9 testing in Germany

At last year’s LA Auto Show, we saw a concept for a three-row, Telluride-sized, electric crossover from Kia. Called the Concept EV9, it was the company’s tease of what is to come. What is to come, exactly? Well, it’s the production EV9. And Kia was recently just caught out testing the new crossover. Our spy […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 7/15/2022
Hyundai officially announces Ioniq 5 N, goes on sale next year

Hyundai’s N cars are some of the most fun cars you can currently buy. But with the company electrifying its entire lineup, what does the future mean for the N badge? Well, we can now confirm that the future looks bright. Hyundai is experimenting with high performance EVs now, but the company has confirmed its […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 7/14/2022
Hyundai RN22e previews future N performance Ioniq models

In addition to the Ioniq 5 N that Hyundai is for sure now going to be building, the company is working hard on future technology for future N models. That future technology is going to be developed on the RN22e. The RN22e is a rolling experiment for the latest and greatest N tech. It’s the […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 7/14/2022
Should you get a Level 2 charger for your Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid?

Whether you’re picking up a deal on a previous-year Chrysler Pacifica PHEV, or considering picking up the new model, you might be wondering about plugging in at home. The car comes with a Level 1 trickle charger, but it’ll also take a Level 2 charger. Should you go through the hassle and expense of getting […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 7/14/2022
Should you get a Level 2 charger for your Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid?

If you’re in the market for a new Jeep Wrangler, you probably have seen the all-new 4xe version of the Sahara and Rubicon. The plug-in hybrid Jeeps represent a paradigm shift for off-roading, and based on our first drive impressions, it’s an excellent bit of kit. In order to take advantage of driving on pure […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 7/14/2022
Should you get a Level 2 charger for your Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid?

The updated Jeep Grand Cherokee promises to be one of the best Grand Cherokees to come from the storied brand. New for this generation is the addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain. A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is mated to an electric motor and a lithium ion battery to deliver better acceleration than a 5.7-liter […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 7/14/2022