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 Porsche Taycan gains updated tech, faster battery preconditioning and visual improvements

If you’ve got the means, Porsche’s Taycan is one of the best electric vehicles you can buy today, full stop, end of story. The car not only looks great, it’s plenty luxurious and drives like a proper Porsche. But laurel resting is not an option in Zuffenhausen. To keep this EV competitive with the host […]

by Craig Cole
7/19/2022
2024 Chevy Blazer EV offers up to 320 miles of range, starts around $45,000

The next thrust in GM’s multipronged electric vehicle offensive was revealed on Thursday, with the hotly anticipated battery-powered Chevrolet Blazer EV debuting in all its glory. A perfect foil to the popular Ford Mustang Mach-E, this Ultium platform-based SUV can be had with front-, rear- or all-wheel drive, offers up to 320 miles of range […]

by Craig Cole
7/19/2022
Wireless charging is an electric vehicle gamechanger

Your phone can charge wirelessly and you don’t need a bulky Ethernet cable to access the internet anymore, so why does your electric vehicle still have to be plugged in? Truth be told, it doesn’t. A company called WiTricity has developed a cordless charging solution that makes juicing up an EV as simple as parking. […]

by Craig Cole
7/19/2022
The 2023 Toyota Crown is an elevated sedan with a hybrid powertrain

Early Friday morning, Toyota revealed the 2023 Crown, an elevated sedan with a hybrid powertrain and several available two-tone paint schemes. In an age where four-door cars have dramatically fallen out of favor and it’s becoming increasingly apparent pure electric vehicles are the future, this new Crown seems a little behind the times. Beneath the […]

by Craig Cole
7/15/2022
Tested: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a DC fast charging champ

There are plenty of reasons to love the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. This retro-inspired crossover wears unmistakable styling, has a spacious, well-built interior and is great to drive. But another feather in the Ioniq 5’s cap is its stellar DC fast charging capability, something that makes it an excellent road trip vehicle. First, the basics […]

by Craig Cole
7/12/2022
2023 Toyota bZ4X review: A good — but not great — all-electric SUV

Nope, bZ4X is not the human gene that controls whether you like cilantro, nor is it some obscure airport code or a type of toner cartridge that goes in the office copy machine. This is actually Toyota’s first modern EV. Aside from its unusual name, the 2023 bZ4X is a respectable, though not outstanding all-electric […]

by Craig Cole
6/30/2022
GM improving electric vehicle safety by expanding EV First Responder Training program

Internal combustion-powered cars and trucks have been around for more than a century, so fire departments and first responders have a good understanding of how to manage these vehicles when they’re involved in a crash. But EVs are a whole different ball of wax. To make sure firefighters and first responders have the know-how necessary […]

by Craig Cole
6/30/2022
Leasing a Ford EV? You may not be allowed to purchase it once the contract ends

If you lease a Mustang Mach-E SUV, F-150 Lightning pickup truck or E-Transit commercial van and your contract started June 15 or later, you may not be able to buy your vehicle once the lease is over. As reported by CarsDirect and Automotive News (subscription required) and confirmed by Ford, the company is barring drivers […]

by Craig Cole
6/27/2022
Breakthrough recycling process for lithium-ion batteries is clean, quick and economically viable

With smooth, seamless power, dramatically fewer moving parts and zero tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles offer a host of benefits over internal combustion-powered cars and trucks. Still, EVs are far from perfect. Their bulky lithium-ion batteries require enormous amounts of rare materials, and so far, there’s no good way to recycle these energy-storage devices, though a […]

by Craig Cole
6/20/2022
Rapid-fire electric vehicle roundup: Five EVs tested, none disappoint

Every year, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (yep, that’s MAMA for short) hosts its popular Spring Rally at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The annual event gives automotive journalists a chance to get seat time in a wide range of vehicles from a host of automakers. This year, nearly 20 brands brought around 70 […]

by Craig Cole
6/14/2022