Chad Kirchner

Chad is the Editor-in-Chief for EV Pulse. 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
Wait, no, seriously: Apple and Hyundai set to pen partnership deal for electric car: Report

Is Hyundai going to partner with Apple for an electric car or not? At first, a statement was published saying that it was going to happen. Then, after Hyundai’s stock shot up the company removed Apple from the statement. It appeared someone made an oops. But apparently the oops wasn’t announcing a deal that wasn’t […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/10/2021
GM’s new EV marketing strategy includes a new logo and invites “Everybody In”

General Motors is launching a new marking initiative to show off the range, flexibility, and performance of it’s EV platform called Ultium. Called “Everybody In,” it is supposed to set an opportunistic and inclusive tone for GM’s EV future. “There are moments in history when everything changes. Inflection points. We believe such a point is […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/8/2021
Hyundai partnering with Apple for the Apple Car? Maybe, maybe not: Report

Late yesterday the internet became buzzing with reports that Hyundai is working with Apple for an upcoming Apple Car. Those reports indicated that Hyundai went so far as to, in fact, confirm the story. Now Hyundai says, “Not so fast.” Bloomberg is now reporting that Hyundai Motor Company has backed away from a statement confirming […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/8/2021
FCA is participating in virtual CES 2021 with a unique interactive experience

With CES going digital this year because of COVID, automakers are finding unique and innovative ways to participate in the event while still staying safe. For FCA, it’s taking advantage of augmented reality and Google’s cloud-streaming technology. There will be three-dimensional product tours. Virtual Brand Ambassadors will work with visitors, guiding them through interactive experiences […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/8/2021
U.S. Secretary of Transportation resigns following attack on U.S. Capitol

Announced one day after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by insurrectionists, one of the President’s cabinet members is resigning. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation and wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, tendered her resignation to be effective no later than January 11, 2021. She says she is “deeply troubled” by the “traumatic and […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/7/2021
Is this the last generation of the Nissan Leaf?

Nissan‘s first mass market electric car, and really the world’s first mass market electric car, just turned 10 years old last year. The Leaf brought the concept of electric driving mainstream and is a favoriteamongt enthusiasts. The current generation Leaf is a good car. It’s reasonably fun to drive, it’s quick enough, and it has […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/5/2021
Tesla (TSLA) 2021 stock predictions

Of all of the manufacturers that build electric vehicles, there’s only one make that has a cult following around the stock and share price. Obviously, that company is Tesla (TSLA). 2020 was an interesting year for the stock, where it reached astronomical highs and then went through a 5 for 1 stock split. While the […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/4/2021
EV 101: Charging a T8-powered Volvo plug-in hybrid

In addition to Volvo‘s growing lineup of fully-electric vehicles, including the XC40 P8 Recharge, the company has plug-in hybrids at the top of the model range. It’s a smart move to make your high performance models plug-ins, as it prepares the use for future electrification. But how do you take advantage of that ability to […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/4/2021
EV Pulse Top 10 posts of 2020

With it being a new year, it’s time to look back on what we did well and what we need to improve. It was only a partial year for the existence of this site, but we had some content that did extremely well. We want to make sure we educate and inform, and some of […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/2/2021
Tesla reports Q4 deliveries and overall 2020 performance numbers

Happy New Year! If you were waiting with baited breath to see how well Tesla did last year in producing and selling electric vehicles, we have the answer for you. It’s about exactly what was expected. Musk said at some point he expected to deliver 500,000 vehicles in 2020. His company delivered 499,550 total. Missing […]

by Chad Kirchner
1/2/2021