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
Ford E-Transit gets new 186-mile range option, faster AC charging: Report

It appears that on May 11th, we’re going to get a new range option on the electric Ford E-Transit. The updated range will likely come from another battery option pushing range out to 186 miles. Speaking to a reporter at the ACT Expo, Ford CEO Ted Cannis apparently confirmed the updates and the release date. […]

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Range testing the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 SE’s 361 mile claim

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is starting to arrive in dealerships, and there’s one version of the car that Hyundai is claiming will go 361 miles on a single charge. We get behind the wheel of the SE Long Range version and hit the road to see what type of range we can get out […]

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Chevrolet leaving a Bolt-sized hole in the affordable EV marketplace

Chevrolet officially announced that the Bolt EV and EUV are dead at the end of the 2023 calendar year. With its removal from the marketplace, the number of truly affordable EVs drops quite significantly. The Tesla Model 3, at least at the time of this writing, is $41,380 with destination. When you factor in the […]

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Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV dead at the end of the year

While General Motors has been talking publicly about its Ultium platform and how it’ll proliferate across the lineup, the company has been making non-Ultium Bolts and selling a bunch of them. However, that time is officially coming to an end. GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed on an investor call today that the Chevrolet Bolt EV […]

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Ford to sell the F-150 Lightning in Norway

Demand for the F-150 Lightning is high, according to Ford, and that demand is not just limited to the United States and Canada. In fact, there’s demand from the EV capital of Scandinavia. That’s right, the Lightning is going to Norway. “In my 25 years at Ford, I’ve never seen anything like the passion and […]

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Polestar 4 revealed as most powerful Polestar yet and lacking a rear window

Polestar is expanding its lineup, and now has a new crossover coupe to sit between its excellent Polestar 2 and the upcoming Polestar 3 SUV. Called the Polestar 4 — presumably because it’s the company’s fourth model —- it’s also the most powerful Polestar to date. “With Polestar 4 we have taken a fundamental new […]

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We ask Stellantis’s Ralph Gilles why concept cars still matter

There aren’t a ton of automakers doing concept cars anymore. Especially in the traditional sense of a car that looks wild and outrageous, concepts that do exist now are often just production-intent models. But some companies still do crazy concepts, and they still matter immensely to those companies. One of those companies is Stellantis. Last […]

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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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Porsche updates Cayenne for 2024, including a more powerful E-Hybrid

Porsche has updated its flagship SUV, the Cayenne, for 2024 and there are some changes worth mentioning. While the company isn’t going fully-electric with the Cayenne yet, it has refreshed its entire lineup. That includes the plug-in hybrid Cayenne E-Hybrid. The Cayenne is now available with the Porsche Driver Experience, which is the instrument cluster […]

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