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
Volkswagen’s ID.4 cross-country road trip is underway and here’s what happened on Day 1

Last week, we told you that the folks at Volkswagen were going to take the new ID.4 crossover battery electric vehicle on a cross-country road trip. There’s nothing more American than the road trip, so it’d made sense for VW to take its electric family hauler on one to prove that it is capable. Here’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/15/2021
Rivian introducing Rivian Guides program to provide one-on-one support through entire ownership

When Tesla introduced its buying method to the public, it was hailed as a stress-free alternative to traditional dealership sales. While there is a Tesla sales representative that can help you through the process, most of the support and after sales hand holding is done through ownership clubs and support communities. Rivian understands that buyers, […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/12/2021
Real-world DCFC charging speeds tested for the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen‘s new ID.4 electric crossover is the brand’s first attempt at a long-range, everyday car replacement here in the United States. With the first models having around 250 miles of range, that’s more than enough to cover the day-to-day grind. But if you want to go on a road trip, you’re going to need to […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
Magna helping to electrify pickup trucks with the biggest update to beam axles in a century

Building an electric pickup truck is going to require some hurdles to overcome. One of those important hurdles is making sure that the truck doesn’t lose any the of the towing or hauling capability of the ICE-powered cousins. Magna has a solution. Called eBeam Technology, the company says it’s a “game changer” for electrification. It’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
Tesla shuffles pricing of various models

Overnight, Tesla adjusted pricing on some of its models. The price adjustments vary from as little as $500 to as much as $10,000. Here’s what we know. The Model Y Long Range is now starting at $49,990 before destination, which represents a $1,000 increase. The Model 3 Standard Range Plus is up $500 to $37,490 before […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
Volkswagen taking new ID.4 on a road trip across the country

Road trips are a staple in the American experience. While most people don’t drive that far daily, or even on the weekends, being able to hop in a car and drive across the country is what many of us long to do. The problem is, in an EV, is can it be done? Is the […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
2022 Jeep Wagoneer debuts with mild-hybrid setup, but lacking PHEV tech of prototype at launch

Our friends at Stellantis have finally shown us, and the world, the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. What you’ll notice at first glance is how much these vehicles look like the prototype that we peeped last year. It’s an impressive body-on-frame brute that is clearly going after the folks at Cadillac, Lincoln, and maybe […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
Jeep channeling key X-Men villain for EV Easter Jeep Safari concept

Every year, prior to the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Jeep creates a series of concepts to take out to the desert and show off. It’s a chance to let the design team really be creative and in some cases it even gives us a hint at future products. This year we knew that one […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/9/2021
Nissan and Mitsubishi introducing an electric kei car for Japan: Report

Nissan and Mitsubishi are working to roll out a small electric car in Japan that will start at around $18,000 after government subsidies. The kei car will share a common platform and battery to help keeps the overall costs low. The range will to out at around 200 km, which again is designed to keep […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/9/2021
McLaren announces warranty and service plan for upcoming Artura supercar

When it ships, the McLaren Artura will be the company’s first series production plug-in hybrid vehicle. In addition to 19 miles of electric only driving, the hybrid turbo 6-cylinder engine will also launch the car to 60 mph in 3 seconds. Some people buy supercars to actually drive, and McLaren is ready to support those […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/9/2021