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
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Do I need a level 2 charger at home for my GMC Hummer EV?

Yes. There’s no lengthy introduction here, or beating around the proverbial bush. You need a level 2 home charger if you have a GMC Hummer EV or plan on getting one. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV marks the return of the Hummer nameplate, and we’re quite fond of the new truck. There’s even an SUV […]

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GM and Pilot building out coast-to-coast EV fast charging network

Public charging needs to improve for EV adoption to really go mainstream. Tesla understood this when it decided to deploy its own proprietary Supercharger network. While there are other players in EV fast charging, work needs to be done. Today, General Motors announced that it’s partnering with Pilot Company, the folks who own Pilot and […]

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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 fully revealed: Key details, range information, and Ioniq N possibilities

While we’ve already seen a few computer generated images of the “Electrified Streamliner” that is the Hyundai Ioniq 6, we haven’t received much information from Hyundai about the car. We recently attended a briefing on the vehicle, and have a bunch more information that you’re going to want to know about the second vehicle in […]

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How much would Tesla charge non-Tesla drivers to Supercharge?

As part of the massive infrastructure bill passed by the Biden administration, a ton of money was set aside to help grow out the EV fast charging network across the country. To gain access to that money, charging stations can’t be proprietary to one particular make or model. Obviously Tesla would want access to that […]

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May Mobility closes round of funding, starts early development of Toyota’s next mobility platform

May Mobility, the company collaborating with Toyota on its autonomous vehicle platform, just closed a $111 million round of Series C Funding. The Ann Arbor company is working with Toyota on its Sienna Autono-MaaS vehicle platform, which is a fully autonomous Sienna sheparding in the idea of Mobility as a Service, and also being development […]

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