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
The best safety items you should consider adding with your $600 stimulus money

Soon Americans will start to receive a stimulus check from the government in the amount of at least $600. While that number might increase to $2,000, we still recommend considering improving your emergency preparedness in your electric vehicle. Most people aren’t prepared for a roadside emergency, so we’ve prepared a list of a few items […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/20/2022
Our Mustang Mach-E performance testing results

Recently, we had a chance to spend a few hours with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. During our time with it, we were able to test some of the performance metrics of the vehicle. We weren’t able to conduct our full barrage of tests, but we were able to hit some key metrics. […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/20/2022
“Christmas Vacation” re-imagined with the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Aside from “Die Hard,” one of the best Christmas movies made was “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” In that movie, an iconic scene involves Clark Griswold trying to light up the house’s holiday lights. Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, is back with a remake of that famous scene. Alongside his wife Ellen, played by Beverly D’Angelo, […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/20/2022
For Science: Fuel consumption of the 7.2 kW Pro Power Onboard generator in the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid

An onboard generator on a pickup truck seems like an obvious feature. Until the release of the 2021 Ford F-150, however, such a feature didn’t exist. Touted as one of the main reasons to go with a Ford over the competition, the Pro Power Onboard generator can serve a variety of uses. Some folks will […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/20/2022
2022 Jaguar I-Pace gets faster charging capability, OTA updates, new infotainment

Jaguar‘s I-Pace was one of the first electric vehicles from a luxury manufacturer, and was one of the first electric vehicles to demonstrate that you can have a driver’s focused and sporty electric car. For 2022, that car is getting a few updates to modernize the car and prepare it for the future. The Pivi […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/20/2022
Ford’s new F-150 Lightning can also charge other EVs with the onboard generator

Earlier this year, we demonstrated to you that a Ford F-150 Hybrid with the 7.2 kW ProPower Onboard generator could charge a Tesla Model 3 — or really any other EV for that matter — in a pinch. The process was simple, assuming you had the correct adapter for the generator. Ford included the onboard […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/20/2022
How Gran Turismo 7 handles charging electric cars (Hint: It could be better)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Gran Turismo 7 recently released on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 gaming consoles. If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, you can get it here. One thing that the Gran Turismo series does well on longer races is to actually have fuel consumption. You […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/20/2022
2025 Electric Heavy Duty Pickup first drive review: We drive Magna’s EtelligentForce prototype

Magna is a mobile technology company that employs 158,000 people around the world. The company designs and sells components, like ADAS hardware, to various OEMs. The company also builds complete automobiles, like the Toyota Supra, BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz G Class, and even the new Fisker Ocean. One of its latest products is something that we’ve […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/17/2022
2023 Subaru Solterra first drive review: Love, in electric form

The 2023 Subaru Solterra is the company’s first dedicated electric vehicle. And at first glance, you’ll notice a ton of similarities to the Toyota bZ4X. But while the cars share a lot in common, they are positioned very differently. Which is why, while we liked the Toyota bZ4X well enough, we much prefer the Subaru […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/17/2022
Reminder: You don’t have to pay $145,309 for a new F-150 Lightning

In the United States, prices quoted by the manufacturer are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. That “suggested” part is key, and how franchised dealerships can charge whatever they want for a new car, regardless of what the brand would like them to sell it at. On a hot new product, especially one that has 200,000 preorders […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 5/13/2022