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
GM secures domestic lithium for 1 million EVs per year

Lithium. We’re going to need a whole bunch of this stuff in the coming years if vehicle electrification takes off the way automakers are planning. To secure its access to this critical material, on Tuesday, GM announced it’s working with Lithium Americas to develop Nevada’s Thacker Pass mine, supposedly the largest source of lithium yet […]

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2024 Toyota Grand Highlander teased again, shows off adult-friendly third-row seat

What’s better than a canyon? That’s right, the Grand Canyon. How could you settle for a run-of-the-mill tour when you could instead go on a grand tour? Why drive a standard Highlander when Toyota is set to introduce the new Grand Highlander? Ahead of this upsized SUV’s unveiling on Feb. 8 in conjunction with the […]

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Nissan unveils physical version of Max-Out convertible concept

On Wednesday, Nissan unveiled a physical version of its all-electric Max-Out concept vehicle that debuted in virtual form back in November of 2021 when the automaker’s Nissan Ambition 2030 plan was announced. The adventurous looking design study will be on display in all its glory at the company’s monthlong Nissan Futures showcase at its global […]

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New battery impact detection sensor offers new levels of granularity

Battery packs are the biggest, heaviest and most expensive component in an electric vehicle. For many reasons, if one of these energy reservoirs gets struck or impacted while driving, it’s critical to know where and how severe the damage is. Helping with this, supplier company Continental has developed a new battery impact detection sensor that’s […]

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan EPA rated at 361 miles of range

On Tuesday, Hyundai announced important details about its sleek, new Ioniq 6 all-electric sedan. This slippery, wind-cheating four-door has just completed testing with the EPA, and the car’s range and efficiency numbers look pretty spectacular. SEE ALSO: 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 review: Smooth operator In its most-efficient form, the Ioniq 6 is estimated by the […]

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New 2024 Mazda CX-90 SUV moves Japanese brand upmarket

Just like the opening theme to “The Jeffersons” TV show from the 1970s and ‘80s, Mazda is movin’ on up. The Japanese automaker unveiled its new 2024 CX-90 SUV on Tuesday, a three-row flagship-caliber vehicle riding on a rear-wheel-biased platform and boasting of a new turbocharged inline-six under the hood. With smoothly contoured body panels, […]

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Redesigned electric motor sensor can improve EV safety and efficiency

Engineers at Continental have developed a new type of rotor sensor for electric motors. Their design is smaller, lighter and much more accurate than competing solutions currently on the market. SEE ALSO: Continental’s Electric Corner Module improves EV efficiency, serviceability and even maneuverability “The advantage that you have over a typical resolver or encoder, typically […]

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Continental’s automated EV charging tech makes plugging in a thing of the past

While still far from perfect, electric vehicles offer a range of important advantages compared to combustion-powered cars and trucks. One nice feature is that in everyday use there’s no gas tank to fill because you can juice up right at home. Making this even easier, supplier company Continental is developing a system that automatically charges […]

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2023 Genesis Electrified G80 review: Smooth operator

It’s tough to find sedans these days because automakers have almost completely shifted their focus to crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks. All-electric four-door cars are scarcer still, though there are a few offerings to choose from, including the BMW i4, new Mercedes-Benz EQE and Tesla Model 3. One additional option is the 2023 Genesis Electrified […]

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Continental’s Electric Corner Module improves EV efficiency, serviceability and even maneuverability

How do you maximize the interior volume of an electric vehicle? There’s a lot that can be done, like mounting the battery underneath the floor and right-sizing powertrain parts so they take up as little space as possible, but engineers at supplier company Continental have come up with another solution. Their new Electric Corner Module […]

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