Craig Cole

Craig brings 15 years of automotive journalism experience to the EV Pulse team. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he’s as happy with a wrench or welding gun in hand as he is in front of the camera or behind a keyboard. When not hosting videos or cranking out features and reviews, he’s probably out in the garage working on one of his project cars. To date, he’s fully restored a 1936 Ford V8 sedan and is currently resurrecting another flathead-powered relic, a ’51 Ford Crestliner. Craig is a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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Lucid Air luxury sedan prices cut by thousands

On Thursday, Lucid announced new pricing for its all-electric Air luxury sedan. The startup automaker has slashed prices by thousands of dollars. The entry-level, rear-wheel-drive Lucid Air Pure now kicks off at around $71,400 including destination fees, which are $1,500. That’s a reduction of $7,500, a substantial amount to be certain. Trumpeted as the most […]

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GM expands Super Cruise network to a staggering 750,000 miles

Arguably, GM’s Super Cruise is the greatest driver aid to come out in the last 20 years, allowing motorists to zip along on approved stretches of roadway without having to operate the pedals or steer, which is a big fricken deal. Making this technology, which is available in numerous vehicles, including EVs like the all-electric […]

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First Ford F-150 Lightning delivered in Norway to BBQ fan with Texan wife

Aside from relishing wintertime sports and appreciating life’s cozier things, Norwegians also love electric vehicles. In fact, last year, EVs reportedly accounted for more than 82% of new vehicle registrations in the Nordic nation, a staggering figure compared to other global markets. Bringing a bit of American flair to the country’s roadways, Ford is now […]

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Up-and-coming EV charging network finally has a name: Ionna

Remember that big EV charging network that was announced last July, the one seven global automakers are partnering to build? Yeah, well the operation finally has a name, and it’s called Ionna. Announced last Friday, this intriguing new charging network has been blessed with ever-important regulatory approval. Accordingly, Ionna can officially begin operations. The goal […]

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Your next EV could have double the range thanks to silicon nanoparticles and a special elastomer

What if your electric vehicle’s lithium-ion battery were better in every way, if it offered significantly more range, charged much faster and lasted years longer before losing capacity? This sounds too good to be true, but The Coretec Group, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company is developing technology that checks all those boxes and more. It’s […]

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Ford going back to the Bronze Age with new Mustang Mach-E appearance package

To keep things interesting, Ford is offering a new Bronze Appearance Package on the Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV. We got our first in-person look at this visually arresting options group here at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. Everyone’s favorite alloy of copper and tin has traditionally been used to make things like cannons, but it’s […]

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Updated 2025 Kia Carnival minivan offers new hybrid drivetrain

Kia is amping up its Carnival minivan for 2025, adding a fuel-sipping hybrid powertrain to the lineup. The South Korean automaker unveiled this refreshed family hauler on Thursday at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. The new electrified drivetrain is by no means earth-shattering, but it should still help motorists save a lot of fuel. This […]

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EVs weigh too much for today’s highway guardrails

It’s no secret that EVs are heavy, in fact, they can weigh 25 to 50% more than comparable combustion-powered vehicles. This added bulk doesn’t just pose a risk to other motorists and pedestrians, but roadway safety equipment may not be up to snuff. Last October, researchers at the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility at the University […]

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Audi’s Ingolstadt factory achieves net carbon-neutral vehicle production

Audi is going green. The German luxury automaker’s third manufacturing plant has just begun net carbon-neutral vehicle production. Announced on Wednesday, the Audi factory in Ingolstadt achieved this important milestone back on Jan. 1, 2024. This facility follows in the tire tracks of the firm’s Brussels, Belgium and Győr, Hungary plants that have been doing […]

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Mini Aceman electric crossover completes testing, is ready for mass production

The all-electric Mini Aceman is set to debut this April. Ahead of its official unveiling, the automaker announced on Tuesday that the pint-size EV has completed testing and validation under scorching desert conditions. The Aceman is a crossover that’s designed to meld the attributes of the iconic Mini Cooper with those of the larger, higher-riding […]

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