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
2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV first drive review: The best Nissan Rogue

Plug-in hybrids are the perfect solution for drivers that want to try an electric vehicle but aren’t quite ready to go all in on an EV. True to form, the redesigned 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV delivers the smooth, silent, efficient operation of an electric with the long range and quick refueling of internal combustion. The […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated:
2023 Kia Niro PHEV SX Touring review: Affordable efficiency

The Kia Niro is an engineering marvel because this hatchback-like crossover is available with three different drivetrains. You can get it as a conventional hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or even a pure electric. The PHEV is the Goldilocks option, offering respectable all-electric range and the ability to drive cross country without ever needing to recharge. […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated:
REE Automotive debuts new P7-C chassis cab platform

REE Automotive, a supplier of electric vehicle architectures for commercial applications, unveiled its new P7-C Class 4 chassis cab product on Tuesday. Built on the company’s modular platform, this vehicle is designed to streamline maintenance while maximizing interior volume. With a fully charged battery pack, the P7-C is expected to provide a maximum range of […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated:
2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E order books (finally) open — range, performance, tech and charging speed all improved

Good news if you missed out on nabbing a Mustang Mach-E. On Wednesday, Ford announced you can finally place an order once again for one of these all-electric SUVs. The automaker is preparing to ramp up production in the second half of 2023 as manufacturing upgrades are completed. This is part of a broader push […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated:
Symbio receives $9 million grant to build hydrogen fuel cells and vehicles in California

On Tuesday, Symbio North America announced it’s receiving a $9 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to build hydrogen fuel cells and commercial vehicles in the Golden State. This is the second such financial boost the company has benefited from, the first being awarded in April of 2022 to support the Symbio H2 […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated:
Towing with an electric truck is both the best and the worst

When videos and reviews of the Ford F-150 Lightning came out, people were outraged by how much the range dropped while towing. In our testing, the truck didn’t do too badly, but other publications saw much larger declines. This led to plenty of inflammatory tweets and clickbait headlines. But here’s why folks are dead wrong […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated:
Modern vehicles suffer from tech overload

Technology is important. It’s what makes the future brighter and happier. But car interiors are no place for over-the-top razzle-dazzle. Things are getting out of hand. It’s crazy. Thanks to internet-connected smartphones, we walk around with instant access to a huge chunk of all recorded human knowledge right in our pockets and purses. But at […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated:
2023 Kia EV6 GT review: A potent performer that can’t outrun its siblings

Aside from the Stinger and maybe, maybe the K900 luxury sedan, which was offered with a lovely V8 engine, Kia is not really known for building high-performance vehicles. They don’t even have a dedicated go-fast division like Mercedes-AMG or even Hyundai’s N sub-brand. But a glaring exception to this is the new EV6 GT, the […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated:
Honda collaborating with TSMC to secure reliable supply of computer chips

Since the pandemic hit, automakers have been running short of semiconductors, the vital electronic components that control everything from heated seats to infotainment systems to advanced driver assistance technologies. Ensuring it has a reliable supply of chips, on Tuesday, Honda announced it’s collaborating with a giant in the field, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, TSMC […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated:
Honda’s GM-based SUVs set to arrive next year, larger EV lands in 2025

Japanese automakers haven’t been pushing electric vehicles as aggressively as manufacturers based in other countries, but that is changing. On Tuesday, Honda announced that two products co-developed with GM are expected to go on sale next year with a separate, in-house effort landing on the market in 2025. The already-announced Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX […]

by Craig Cole
Last Updated: