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
Hot or Cold: 2021 IAA Mobility Munich Motor Show reveal recap

During a pandemic, auto shows are lacking a lot of relevancy. In fact, we predicted their demise last year. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t happening at all, and the IAA Mobility show in Munich was the first chance in awhile for manufacturers to show of new and future products. IAA Mobility was filled […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/10/2021
Watch: Our 3 months with the 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL with Pro Pilot Assist

Recently, we spent several months behind the wheel of a 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus SL with the company’s famed Pro Pilot Assist semi-autonomous Level 2 ADAS driver assist system. With 215 miles of stated range, and all the creature comforts of a modern car, we ended up quite enjoying our time with the OG electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/10/2021
Tickets are on sale now for the world’s greatest EV show: Autopia 2099 – Presented by Nissan

Earlier this year we told you about an upcoming show that would be geared toward EV enthusiasts and the EV-curious. We told you it’d be called Autopia 2099 and it’d have a retro-futuristic vibe. We also told you it’s being brought to you by some of the biggest names in the automotive industry, including one […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2021
2022 Polestar 2 single motor first drive review: The Gothenburg Project

If there’s one thing that we learned from Elon Musk and Tesla, it’s that building cars is difficult. So, when a car company that was launched on Oct. 17, 2017 already has two models out on the streets for customers to buy, that’s a pretty incredible feat. What’s more incredible is that the brand’s mainstream […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/9/2021
Škoda Enyaq Coupé iV shows up still wearing its camouflage suit

The IAA show in Munich isn’t just for cars that are currently on sale, but for concepts that are in the works. For Škoda, that means an update to the popular Enyaq crossover. Even though it’s wearing camoflague, here’s the upcoming Škoda Enyaq Coupé iV. Following the trend of four-door coupe body styles made famous by […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/6/2021
Hyundai Motor commits to being carbon neutral by 2045

The South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor has announced that it will achieve carbon neutral status by the year 2045. In conjunction with the IAA Mobility show in Munich, the company also declared that it’ll stop selling internal combustion powered cars in Europe in 2035. Hyundai Motor, which consists of Hyundai and Kia in the United […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/6/2021
Mercedes-Benz debuts all-electric E Class, the 2023 EQE

The flagship Mercedes-EQ EQS is a luxury powerhouse that happens to be powered by electricity. But it’s also not a mainstream product in the way the E Class is. It’s only natural, then, for Mercedes to develop an electric version of the car. Here is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE. The EQE 350, which’ll debut first, […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/5/2021
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+: Long name, first AMG series production EV

The flagship Mercedes-Benz EQS delivers range and comfort unlike many other electric vehicles you can buy today. But when we think of electric cars, we still often think of performance. Today, Mercedes-AMG has the perfect scratching tool for the performance itch. This is the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+. This AMG sedan has a 107.8 kWh […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/5/2021
Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS debuts in Munich

The Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan and crossover will be two flagship products from Mercedes. Running entirely on electricity, these vehicles represent the future of luxury from the German marque. Up until this point, we haven’t seen what is in the works from Maybach. The high-end luxury brand for those who can’t get the level of comfort […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/5/2021
Mercedes-Benz debuts Concept EQG EV replacement for the iconic Geländewagen

This year’s IAA Mobility conference in Munich is starting off a bit early with a slew of reveals from Mercedes-Benz. As the company moves rapidly toward its electrified future, questions arose on what would happen to the iconic G-Wagen. Have no fear, because the Concept EQG is a really strong indication of where that vehicle […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/5/2021