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
Nikola’s electric and hydrogen fuel cell-powered big rigs put diesel to shame

It’s not just passenger cars and light-duty pickups that are going green. A company called Nikola is looking to revolutionize heavy hauling with battery-electric and fuel cell-powered Class-8 trucks. Both the all-electric Tre BEV and hydrogen-fueled Tre FCEV are based on the Iveco S-Way semi from Europe. Speeding development, these Nikola models share the same […]

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2024 Acura ZDX all-electric SUV lurks in the shadows

Honda is behind the curve on introducing electric vehicles, but that doesn’t mean the Japanese automaker is sitting on its proverbial hands. A wide range of battery-powered cars and crossovers is under development, and this EV onslaught includes the 2024 Acura ZDX SUV, which the luxury division teased on Thursday morning ahead of the nameplate’s […]

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2023 BMW i7 xDrive60 review: WOW!

The latest crop of all-electric BMWs hasn’t really impressed me. The i4 M50 sports sedan is as quick as a flash but otherwise not terribly engaging, and for better or worse, the all-electric iX SUV feels like a rolling art project, a little too far out there. But the 2023 i7 xDrive60 sedan is something […]

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Retro-styled Alpha Wolf electric truck shown in motion

On Monday, Alpha Motor Corporation released driving footage of its retro-styled Wolf all-electric pickup. Dressed in matte black, the boxy truck can be seen bombing through the desert in what may be the most cringe-inducing three-and-a-half-minute video ever published on YouTube, an audiovisual onslaught chockablock with more platitudes and clichés than a political stump speech. […]

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Chevy Blazer EV pricing finalized for certain trims

Slowly but surely (emphasis on slowly, it seems), GM is electrifying its sprawling vehicle portfolio. Inching forward, on Monday, Chevrolet announced pricing and availability information for certain trims of the battery-powered Blazer SUV. As previously announced, the RS all-wheel-drive model is scheduled to go on sale this summer. Specifically, it will start arriving at dealers […]

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2025 Volvo EX30 first look: Affordable excellence

The new 2025 EX30 could be the most important Volvo of all time. Not only does this all-electric SUV offer loads of style and clever features, but the EX30 also delivers performance, sustainability and value in a way almost no other EVs can match. Volvo’s smallest SUV It’s hard to tell in photos or video, […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of electric vehicle etiquette

Do you know how to be a good electric vehicle owner? If not, we’ll run down the dos and don’ts of EV etiquette, rules you should follow. Electric vehicles are different, and a lot of drivers don’t have experience with them, so they don’t know the best ways to use their battery-powered cars and trucks. […]

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Mazda could build two future EVs in Mexico: Report

When it comes to EVs, Mazda is behind the curve. Sure, the zoom-zoom brand offers the MX-30, but this crossover’s cramped interior, lackluster performance and extremely limited range means it fits few drivers’ needs. Still, Mazda is working to introduce more electric vehicles in the coming years, and the company plans to build them in […]

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2024 Hummer EV 3X Pickup offers GM-estimated 381 miles of range

The Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 model offers an GM-estimated 329 miles of range, which isn’t too shabby, especially for such an absolutely gargantuan vehicle. But for 2024, the 3X model will be able to go even farther when fully juiced up. On Thursday, GMC announced that this trim level is expected to offer 381 […]

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally model debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed, promises off-road capability

Plenty of automakers are using England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to showcase new products or highlight otherwise special vehicles, and this includes Ford. On Friday, the Blue Oval brand unveiled the new Mach-E Rally, an off-road-racing inspired version of this all-electric Mustang SUV. The Mach-E has claimed a lot of firsts at Ford. It’s the […]

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