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).
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Confirmed: 2023 and 2024 Volkswagen ID.4s are eligible for federal tax credits

Earlier this month, there was some confusion about whether the Volkswagen ID.4 all-electric SUV was eligible for federal EV tax credits. The Chattanooga, Tennessee-built family-hauler should have been a shoo-in for these generous discounts but unexpectedly disappeared from the official vehicle list on FuelEconomy.gov. Fortunately, there’s been an update. Last week, Volkswagen confirmed that, yes, […]

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Plug-and-charge capability coming to 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 SUV

Making life much easier for its customers, on Wednesday, Volkswagen announced that it’s bringing super convenient plug-and-charge functionality to the 2023 ID.4 SUV early this year. This feature is a game-changer for EVs. Not having to fumble with a credit card or worry about whether you’re logged into the appropriate smartphone app greatly enhances the […]

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Ford to give complimentary NACS charging adapters to existing Mach-E and Lighting owners

Last May, the proverbial dam broke. Ford announced its future electric vehicles would feature the Tesla connector, the so-called North American Charging Standard, or NACS for short. After the blue oval made this news, practically every other automaker followed suit. But what about Ford’s existing EVs, cars and trucks that are already in service? Will […]

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Tested: Volvo and Starbucks’ exciting new charging network

Road tripping in any non-Tesla EV is like driving through a minefield. Dozens of potential failure points lurk in the shadows when you’re forced to rely on America’s pitiable public charging infrastructure. But Volvo and an unexpected partner have made it a breeze to drive great distances in an EV, at least across one picturesque […]

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Mazda unveils 2025 CX-70 SUV, looks like little more than a two-row CX-90

Mazda never tops the sales charts, but damn if this Japanese automaker’s vehicles aren’t a pleasure to drive and far more upscale than they have any right to be. Expanding its utility vehicle lineup, on Tuesday, the Hiroshima-based company unveiled the new 2025 CX-70, an SUV that, like other Mazdas, emphasizes dynamics and design. Specifics […]

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Lookin’ good: Jeep teases all-electric Wagoneer S

Well, that didn’t take long. Less than two weeks ago, Stellantis unveiled its new STLA Large platform, an architecture designed to underpin a range of D- and E-segment vehicles around the world. On Tuesday, the multinational automaker shared a handful of teaser images of the Jeep Wagoneer S, an all-electric SUV based on STLA Large. […]

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Ford Pro helping Ecolab electrify its N.A. vehicle fleet with 10,000 Ford EVs

Ecolab, a supplier of water-treatment systems and related technologies is working to electrify its North American vehicle fleet. On Tuesday, the company announced that it has chosen Ford Pro, the Dearborn-based automaker’s commercial vehicle division, to make this vision a reality. Ecolab is aiming to completely electrify its fleet of sales and service vehicles by […]

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2024 Volvo C40 Recharge and XC40 Recharge RWD review: Longer and faster

Neither the C40 Recharge nor XC40 Recharge has been overhauled for 2024, but drivers are sure to appreciate the new trim level Volvo is offering because it includes foundational improvements, not just frou-frou visual tweaks as is so often the case. For the latest model year, this Scandinavian automaker is introducing new long-range, rear-wheel-drive models […]

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Electric-only 2024 Porsche Macan debuts with up to 630 hp

A paragon of good taste and driving enjoyment, the Porsche Macan is easy to recommend to nearly anyone shopping for a compact luxury SUV, but this near-universal praise hasn’t stopped the hallowed German automaker from improving the breed. On Thursday, Porsche debuted the new, all-electric 2024 Macan, which ditches cylinders for battery cells yet still […]

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GM, Honda begin commercial hydrogen fuel cell production at jointly owned factory in Michigan

GM and Honda have been codeveloping hydrogen fuel cells for years, and these efforts are, at long last, bearing fruit. On Thursday, the automakers’ 50-50 joint venture Fuel Cell System Manufacturing facility in Brownstown, Michigan commenced commercial production of hydrogen fuel cells. The systems built at FCSM will find their way into a variety of […]

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