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
Chevrolet introduces 2022 Bolt EUV crossover and updated 2022 Bolt EV hatchback

Debuting with Disney for Valentine’s Day, an updated Bolt EV hatchback and all new Bolt EUV crossover from Chevrolet is now ready to hit the street. Here’s what we know about the latest electrics from General Motors. “We want to put everyone in an EV and the new Bolt EUV and redesigned Bolt EV are crucial […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/14/2021
Understating electric vehicle range doesn’t help just as overstating range doesn’t help

This week it was discussed that with some conservative independent testing, the Porsche Taycan 4S is capable of approximately 100 miles more range than stated on the sticker. In that same testing, none of the Tesla models tested reached the stated range. Obviously overpromising and underdelivering is not a great way to sell cars. Electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/13/2021
Testing indicates that the Porsche Taycan 4S is the range king: Report

Manufacturer claimed ranges and EPA claimed ranges of electric vehicles often differ from real world experiences. While that’s also true in ICE vehicles, sometimes the differences in EVs can be quite stark. That’s why places like to independently test EV range and consumption. The folks at Edmunds did just that, and the results are a […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/12/2021
Toyota’s new BEVs will be obvious choices

Toyota isn’t known as a brand that takes a lot of risk, especially in the 21st century. When it came to actually taking a risk on a new sports car, it partnered with BMW to make it happen. The company has been slow to adopt battery electric technology. That’s about to change, though, as Toyota […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/10/2021
Toyota to introduce 3 new vehicles — 2 of them BEVs — this year for the U.S. market

Three new electrified vehicles are coming to Toyota‘s lineup this year, and two of those models will be fully-electric BEV models. This is big news from a company that, while having a robust lineup of hybrids, hasn’t launched a full BEV in the North American market yet. “We continue to be leaders in electrification that […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/10/2021
Upcoming $25,000 Chinese-made Tesla to be sold globally: Report

With Tesla‘s big manufacturing push in China, the company is expected to launch an electric car that sits below the Model 3 in the lineup. Being dubbed the Model 2, it should have an entry-level price point of $25,000 in U.S. currency. While we know the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 existed briefly, off books, for […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/9/2021
Jeep’s solar powered EV charging stations are pretty slick

When Jeep said it was going to make a plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler, it told that world that it would be installing EV charging stations at key trails to help Jeep owners off-road without fuel. Getting electricity to some trails, even if they have a parking lot, can sometimes be a challenge. With […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/8/2021
Jeep debuting fully-electric Wrangler BEV Concept for Easter Jeep Safari

Prior to the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, the folks at Jeep build a few concept vehicles to take out and get dirty. Some incredible concepts have debuted, including a few that eventually see production. This year, one of those concepts is expected to be an EV Wrangler. After the Jeep Super Bowl […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/8/2021
2022 GMC Hummer EV vs. 2021 Ford Raptor: Is the best off-road truck electric?

Ford has revealed the updated 2021 Ford Raptor and while there is a V8 coming later next year, the updated original trophy truck for the everyday commute has some slick features going for it. Later this year, though, GMC will be bringing the Hummer EV Edition 1 to market. That truck will be the first […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/3/2021
Google and Ford partner for in car infotainment, cloud services, Google apps

Ford is working with Google for updated infotainment and cloud services in future Ford vehicles. This includes running Google’s native Android OS in future vehicles, marking a change from the company’s current SYNC offerings. A new six-year partnership was just announced between both companies, and will make Google the exclusive cloud platform provider for Ford. […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/1/2021