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
Meet the Wind and Solar Tower, an EV charging solution that could change the world

Electric vehicles emit no tailpipe emissions, but that doesn’t mean they’re clean. Untold amounts of carbon dioxide are produced by mining, refining and transporting the exotic materials that go into the battery packs and motors. Beyond that, there are recyclability issues with EVs, additional tire wear is a concern because of their husky curb weights […]

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2023 GMC Hummer EV pickup review: Breaking all the rules

With 1,000 horsepower, a manufacturer-estimated 329 miles of range and more bells and whistles than a casino full of slot machines, the GMC Hummer EV Pickup can take you just about anywhere, from the gnarliest mountain-top trails to 350-kilowatt DC fast chargers, from cross-country road trips – hands-free, courtesy of Super Cruise – to stoplight […]

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US Treasury Department streamlines classification system for clean vehicle tax credits

On Friday, the US Department of the Treasury announced an important update to the vehicle classification standard that determines which eco-friendly cars and trucks are eligible for tax credits as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. According to a release published by the government department, “To make it easier for consumers to know which vehicles […]

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Honda’s upcoming CR-V-based, fuel cell-powered vehicle will support bi-directional charging

Engineers at Honda are hard at work developing next-generation hydrogen fuel cells with dramatically increased longevity and significantly lower price tags. Helping transform this eco-friendly power source into a viable alternative to all-electric drivetrains, the Japanese automaker announced it’s building a new fuel cell-powered vehicle based on the popular CR-V SUV. Details are scarce, but […]

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Honda developing revolutionary new hydrogen fuel cells

On Thursday, Honda outlined some ambitious targets for its upcoming hydrogen fuel cell designs. Working with GM, the vehicle and power-products manufacturer is aiming to double the durability of its next-generation stack while simultaneously reducing the cost to just one-third of the system that powered the 2019 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle. To be certain, those […]

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Ford Mustang Mach-E prices slashed by thousands for 2023

If you’re looking to get your hands on a new electric vehicle, there’s some great news coming out of Dearborn. To meet customer demand, on Monday, Ford announced it’s increasing production of the popular and generally excellent Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV, but that’s not all. The Blue Oval is also reducing the price of this […]

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2022 BMW iX xDrive50 review: The future is now

The BMW iX xDrive50 is like a rolling art project. This all-electric utility vehicle wears futuristic (and controversial) exterior styling, has a high-fashion interior that pushes boundaries, makes extensive use of eco-friendly materials and is built on an aluminum-composite spaceframe structure. Indeed, the iX is a grand vision of the future, and for the most […]

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Ford partners with Red Bull Powertrains to build electrified F1 racing engines

After more than 20 years Ford is going racing again… Formula 1 racing, that is. On Friday, the Dearborn-based automaker announced it’s partnering with Red Bull Powertrains to develop a “next-gen hybrid power unit.” A long-term deal, this strategic partnership will supply powertrains to the Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams starting in […]

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Prototype Mercedes-Benz eSprinter traveled nearly 300 miles on a charge, had range to spare

Mercedes-Benz is developing a new version of its all-electric eSprinter. The battery-powered van is set to officially debut early next year, but in the lead up to this unveiling, the German automaker announced on Wednesday that it subjected a prototype eSprinter to a demanding real-world range test, driving from Stuttgart to Munich and back again. […]

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Mercedes-Benz GLE family gains new plug-in hybrid model: 2024 GLE 400e 4Matic

On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz announced significant updates to its GLE utility vehicle. For the 2024 model year, enhancements have been made to this SUV’s capability, exterior design and interior, but the biggest news is the introduction of the new GLE 400e 4Matic, which is a plug-in hybrid. SEE ALSO: GM secures domestic lithium for 1 million […]

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