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
Hummer EV 3X reservation holders can customize this summer, price increasing for future reservations

The Hummer EV is a big, bold, in your face electric pickup truck. It’s also no cheap. But for those fortunate enough to get their hands on one, it’s an experience they likely won’t soon forget. Edition 1 models sold out pretty quickly, but next in line to start getting their trucks will be those […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/17/2022
Google, please fix your account issues before more cars get Android Automotive

If you’re like me, you have a Google account for most of your day-to-day life. You might even have a Google Apps for Business account, which allows you to have a custom domain name among other things. I don’t have multiple users, but I wanted a reasonably affordable custom domain suite of options. Google is […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/15/2022
We drive the Lockheed Martin and General Motors lunar rover on the moon… kind of

Space truly is the final frontier. And even though Anson Mount’s Captain Pike gets bigger and bigger hair each new week of Strange New Worlds, real space exploration is about to blow up in a big way. Part of that is due to what Lockheed Martin and General Motors are currently working on, and will […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/13/2022
2023 Toyota Sequoia first drive review: Hybrid passenger hauling and towing power

If you need a 3-row SUV, you have a few options to choose from. But if you want that same 3-row SUV to also be powered by a hybrid system, you don’t have nearly as many options. The updated 2023 Toyota Sequoia is that option, but is it any good? Visually, the Sequoia receives some […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/8/2022
Buc-ee’s needs to get in on EV charging

Recently, a Wall Street Journal article highlighted some of the challenges that still exist with fast charging an electric vehicle on a road trip. While some of the issues encountered are based on the car the author took — a Kia EV6 which doesn’t have dynamic trip planning based on available fast chargers — it […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/6/2022
Ford Pro is leading the way in helping save the power grid

Electric companies aren’t known to be the best companies when it comes to public perception. When the power goes out, you realize how fragile the grid actually is. There have been some big grid issues in the news recently, including a failure in Texas during an ice storm, and an equipment failure that caused a […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/23/2022
Ted Cannis isn’t Ford Pro’s CEO, he’s Ford Pro’s DM

“Strong opinion, loosely held.” Standing in the warm, California sun, with sunglasses reflecting the rows of grape plants strung in the distance, ridiculously perfect hair blowing in the Sonoma County breeze, Ford Pro CEO Ted Cannis is reflecting on the question of the ages, “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” Of course he says it […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/23/2022
2025 Electric Heavy Duty Pickup first drive review: We drive Magna’s EtelligentForce prototype

Magna is a mobile technology company that employs 158,000 people around the world. The company designs and sells components, like ADAS hardware, to various OEMs. The company also builds complete automobiles, like the Toyota Supra, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz G Class, and even the new Fisker Ocean. One of its latest products is something that we’ve […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/17/2022
2023 Subaru Solterra first drive review: Love, in electric form

The 2023 Subaru Solterra is the company’s first dedicated electric vehicle. And at first glance, you’ll notice a ton of similarities to the Toyota bZ4X. But while the cars share a lot in common, they are positioned very differently. Which is why, while we liked the Toyota bZ4X well enough, we much prefer the Subaru […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/17/2022
Reminder: You don’t have to pay $145,309 for a new F-150 Lightning

In the United States, prices quoted by the manufacturer are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. That “suggested” part is key, and how franchised dealerships can charge whatever they want for a new car, regardless of what the brand would like them to sell it at. On a hot new product, especially one that has 200,000 preorders […]

by Chad Kirchner
5/13/2022