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
High-tech drum brakes could improve EV efficiency. Yes, drum brakes

The humble drum brake, an old-school automotive technology, could be making a comeback. German supplier company Continental is developing a completely dry braking system, one that’s electronically controlled, requires zero brake fluid and, oddly enough, is of a drum design. Overall, this setup offers numerous and impactful benefits and may even help improve the efficiency […]

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2024 Polestar 2 gets significant range and performance upgrades

It may not be the best in any single category, but the Polestar 2 fastback is still one of our favorite electric vehicles. A well-rounded offering, this five-door is suave, sophisticated and engaging to drive. Improving the breed, the Polestar 2 is getting a substantial update for the 2024 model year, one that improves the […]

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Lexus working with ChargePoint and Qmerit to make life with the 2023 RZ 450e SUV just a little easier

On Tuesday, Lexus announced it’s working to elevate the charging experience for drivers that opt to buy its new RZ 450e all-electric utility vehicle. The luxury automaker is partnering with two titans in the field, ChargePoint and Qmerit, to offer customers integrated charging solutions, both at home and on the road. SEE ALSO: Aqua Metals […]

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2022 Polestar 2 review: If you can find a better Volvo, buy it

In the early 1980s, Lee Iacocca, the head honcho of Chrysler, starred in a famous TV commercial where he brazenly proclaimed, “If you can find a better car, buy it.” This quip underscored his confidence in the automaker’s new lineup of economical, front-wheel-drive vehicles, a product line that ended up saving the Pentastar brand from […]

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REE Automotive has the EV chassis market ‘cornered’ thanks to its innovative drivetrain tech

It seems like practically every automaker and supplier company is developing some sort of all-electric skateboard chassis, with drivetrain components at each end, the bulky battery pack in the middle and a mostly flat floor to maximize interior volume. This configuration is practical and makes all the sense in the world, but Israeli firm REE […]

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2022 BMW i4 M50 review: Lightning quick, dynamically dull

The 2022 BMW i4 M50 is the first fully electric performance vehicle from BMW’s M division. Essentially a battery-powered version of the 4 Series Gran Coupe, this vehicle offers explosive acceleration, lots of great tech and a few compromises you might not expect. A paint job that POPS Before getting to this vehicle’s driving dynamics, […]

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Aqua Metals expanding to make clean, economically viable lithium-ion battery recycling a reality

Big news in the battery-recycling world. Scaling its operations up, on Wednesday, Aqua Metals announced it plans to build an entire campus in the Reno, Nevada area dedicated to processing more than 20 million pounds of lithium-ion battery material each year. SEE ALSO: Breakthrough recycling process for lithium-ion batteries is clean, quick and economically viable […]

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Solar panels to help Ford go carbon neutral in Europe by 2035

Across the entirety of its European operations, Ford is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2035, an ambitious goal to be certain. This applies not only to manufacturing plants but the company’s logistics and suppliers as well. Solar power will play a major role in helping the automaker go green, and on Tuesday, Ford announced […]

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Polestar makes waves, drivetrain tech to power high-end Candela C-8 boat

Water and electricity don’t mix. In most cases you should probably avoid running extension cords around the perimeter of your in-ground pool or using a space heater near the bathtub. But on rear occasions water and electricity can make a great combo, as Candela clearly demonstrates. SEE ALSO: 2024 Chevy Corvette E-Ray debuts with 655 hp, […]

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Vehicle-to-everything communication is coming to an intersection near you (well, eventually)

Roadway fatalities and injuries are a major issue. The World Health Organization estimates that traffic crashes result in nearly 1.3 million preventable deaths and some 50 million injuries around the globe every year, absolutely staggering figures. If anything can be done to lower – or ideally prevent – these casualties it should be implemented. One […]

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