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).
Craig Cole
Harbinger aims to redefine medium-duty vehicle segment with new platform

From passenger cars to pickup trucks, the world is slowly going electric, but when it comes to replacing fossil fuels on a truly meaningful scale, “We believe there’s no better opportunity than medium-duty vehicles,” said Phillip Weicker, chief technology officer and co-founder of Harbinger in an interview with EV Pulse. Delivery vans and their kin […]

by Craig Cole
12/2/2022
Your next RV could be an EV thanks to Harbinger and Thor partnership

Early in November, Harbinger, a Los Angeles-based automotive startup, forged a strategic partnership with Thor Industries, the world’s largest recreational vehicle manufacturer, to deliver medium-duty, all-electric vehicle chassis for the motor home market. This is probably not something many drivers think about, but there’s plenty of work to be done cleaning and greening the RV […]

by Craig Cole
12/2/2022
BMW bolsters supply chain by investing in company that extracts copper from waste ore

It doesn’t receive the same attention as cobalt, lithium, manganese or rare-earth metals, but copper is still an indispensable and highly valuable material that’s absolutely critical to our modern world. Through BMW i Ventures, its venture capital fund, BMW announced on Thursday that it’s taken a stake a Colorado-based company called Jetti Resources that is […]

by Craig Cole
12/1/2022
2023 Toyota Grand Highlander SUV teased, should offer Hybrid Max powertrain

On Thursday, Toyota announced its popular Highlander SUV family will be expanding in a big way, literally. The Japanese automaker confirmed that in 2023 it’s adding a new Grand Highlander model to the lineup, ostensibly a stretched and therefore more spacious version of the standard Highlander. Aside from a skimpy press release that doesn’t do […]

by Craig Cole
12/1/2022
2023 VW ID.4 charges way faster than before, gains new features

The Volkswagen ID.4 has received a significant update for 2023. This all-electric “people’s SUV” offers significantly improved DC fast charging performance for the latest model year. Depending on configuration, the ID.4 should now charge appreciably quicker than rival EVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, front-wheel-drive Toyota bZ4X and Volvo XC40 Recharge, all of which top […]

by Craig Cole
11/30/2022
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 review: One of the best

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 may be the best EV available today, full stop, end of story, do not pass go, do not collect $200. That’s a bold statement to make, especially as a diversity of excellent all-electric offerings like the Porsche Taycan, Ford F-150 Lightning, Mercedes-Benz EQS and even the closely related Kia EV6 […]

by Craig Cole
11/30/2022
Hybrids vs. plug-in hybrids vs. pure electrics: EV Basics No. 6

Automakers still offer conventional gasoline and diesel engines, but more and more vehicles are available with hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric drivetrains, which means things can get convoluted. Let’s break it all down, so you understand what to look for when shopping for your next vehicle. SEE ALSO: What’s the difference between kilowatts and kilowatt-hours? […]

by Craig Cole
11/29/2022
Do you need an electric vehicle charger at home? EV Basics No. 5

So, you’re thinking about getting a new electric vehicle or you just bought one and you’re wondering, “Do I need a dedicated EV charger at home?” Well, the answer is no… but also definitely yes. Wait, what? Here’s the scoop. The short answer to the above question is no, you do not have to have […]

by Craig Cole
11/29/2022
Electric Vehicle Chargers Explained: EV Basics No. 4

From charging rates to connector types and everything in between, get ready to learn about the vagaries of electric vehicle charging. There are several ways you can juice up your EV and in this article we’ll cover the three main charging types, plus a bonus technology that’s an up-and-coming gamechanger. We’ll also detail all the […]

by Craig Cole
11/29/2022
What is the EV ‘80% rule’? EV Basics No. 3

There are rules for everything: Pay your taxes, wear pants, don’t drive on the sidewalk. Of course, if you own an electric vehicle, you need to be aware of the “80% rule.” So, grab your W2, don some jeans, and stay on the asphalt; here’s what you need to know. So, why is 80% an […]

by Craig Cole
11/29/2022