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
Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV debuts in 680 trim, marking the brand’s first EV

EVs solve a lot of problems for manufacturers. They help companies meet stringent emissions requirements. They help deliver on performance. They also, as it turns out, help make a luxury car even better. That’s why you’re now looking at the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV. The first all electric model from Maybach is based of the Mercedes-EQ […]

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2024 Dodge Hornet R/T first drive review: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

You wouldn’t be wrong in stating that the current batch of Dodge vehicles is getting pretty old. Some of the platforms date back to the turn of the century, in some parts, so it’s a big deal that the brand has an all-new model. The first all new model in a decade. Plus, it’s available […]

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2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 first drive review: Luxury that rivals the best

As an automotive enthusiast, I’ve had the pleasure of driving countless vehicles over the years, but the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 stands out as a truly exceptional example of luxury, innovation, and performance. Genesis has outdone itself with this premium electric SUV, raising the bar for what it means to be a top-tier electric vehicle. […]

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2023 Lexus RZ 450e first drive review: Range anxious luxury

Before we start talking about the experience driving the new Lexus RZ 450e, we’d like to address a question. Yes, the folks at Lexus learned from the failures of the Toyota bZ4X launch and have ensured that the wheels will, in fact, stay attached to the car. But one of the other shortcomings of the […]

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Tesla teases wireless home charging for its vehicles

The Tesla Investor Day is well underway, and while the presentation is focused mostly on investor-related information, there is some consumer-facing stuff that is interesting. At the end of the charging portion of the presentation, Tesla charging executive Rebecca Tinucci showed a slide titled “Can’t Forget To Do Cool S***.” As you can see, there […]

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Production Ram 1500 REV to appear in Super Bowl commercial, ship Q4 2024

It might not be as exciting as shooting down a Chinese spy balloon, but you are now looking at the production version of the 2025 Ram 1500 REV electric pickup truck. Later today, during the Super Bowl, the Ram 1500 REV will appear in one of the commercials. During that commercial, people who are interested […]

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Lynk & Co CEO believes his company is best suited for an economic downturn

Lynk & Co, the subsidiary of Geely that offers a unique approach to car ownership in Europe and Asia, is a fast growing brand winning over young buyers. New cars can be expensive, but Lynk & Co’s subscription model is unlike anything else in the industry. Lynk & Co CEO Alain Visser sat down with […]

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Toyota might be best suited for the lithium shortages of the near future

Toyota receives a lot of criticism regarding its EV strategy. Mainly, people accuse Toyota of simply not having one. We’ve been critical of them, too. The rest of the automotive industry in Korea, Europe, China, and the United States are racing toward EV development, while Toyota is methodically slow. The company has its reasons. “We […]

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Amperage Capital is attempting to solve the 35% problem of apartment charging

One of the best parts of EV ownership is never having to go to a gas station. Starting the morning with a full battery is the best, and most rewarding, way to own an EV. But if you rent and don’t have access to workplace charging, your life becomes exponentially more difficult. As we get […]

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Next-generation Ram Heavy Duty likely powered by Symbio hydrogen technology

During a keynote from Carlos Tavares at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas, he discussed the latest strategic investment in a company called Symbio. The French company makes the technology needed to build hydrogen vehicles. Symbio’s CEO, Phillipe Rosier, sat down with EV Pulse along with the North American General Manager, Rob Del Core, […]

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