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
Hybrids vs. plug-in hybrids vs. pure electrics: EV Basics No. 6

Automakers still offer conventional gasoline and diesel engines, but more and more vehicles are available with hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric drivetrains, which means things can get convoluted. Let’s break it all down, so you understand what to look for when shopping for your next vehicle. SEE ALSO: What’s the difference between kilowatts and kilowatt-hours? […]

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Do you need an electric vehicle charger at home? EV Basics No. 5

So, you’re thinking about getting a new electric vehicle or you just bought one and you’re wondering, “Do I need a dedicated EV charger at home?” Well, the answer is no… but also definitely yes. Wait, what? Here’s the scoop. The short answer to the above question is no, you do not have to have […]

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What’s the difference between kilowatts and kilowatt-hours? EV Basics No. 1

Kilowatt vs. kilowatt-hour, despite their similar names, these two terms are completely different. Kind of like the countries of Slovakia and Slovenia. Nope, they’re not the same. I just Czeched. When shopping for an electric vehicle, you’ve undoubtedly heard of kilowatt and kilowatt-hour, the former of which is abbreviated kW and the latter kWh. But […]

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What is range anxiety and how do you deal with it? EV Basics No. 2

Like finding out why flight attendants never drink the coffee onboard aircraft, range anxiety is terrifying! But it doesn’t have to be. Simply put, range anxiety is the fear of running out of juice in an electric vehicle and not being able to make it home or to a charger. This is a real concern, […]

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Survey says Ford F-150 Lightning the top electric truck

What’s the most popular electric truck? According to Autolist.com, a company that helps drivers buy and sell vehicles, it’s the F-150 Lightning. This is the second year in a row Ford’s battery-powered pickup topped the organization’s annual EV Truck Survey. There aren’t that many all-electric pickups available today, but even when future offerings are factored […]

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Amazon driver gives an up-close look at the new Rivian EDV all-electric delivery van

With relatively short routes and the ability to recharge at depots every night, electrification is ideal for commercial fleet operators and delivery companies. This is why offerings like the BrightDrop Zevo 600 and Ford E-Transit have been introduced. Another all-electric van of note is the Rivian EDV, which the automaker builds for goliath online retailer […]

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Refreshed 2023 Honda Accord promises enhanced hybrid performance, offers Google services

After teasing the car late last month, Honda revealed more details about its refreshed 2023 Accord sedan on Thursday. With cleaner exterior styling, a reworked powertrain lineup and more tech, this should continue to be one of the best midsize sedans available. Under-hood changes Arguably, the biggest news for the 2023 model year is the […]

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2023 Kia EV6 pricing announced, starts around $50,000 with destination

Without question, the Kia EV6 is one of the nicest electric vehicles you can buy today. With a spacious and well-built interior, sleek styling and one of the quickest DC fast charging rates in the industry, it’s a tremendous offering from this South Korean brand. Pricing for the 2023 model was announced on Wednesday, and […]

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2023 Chevy Bolt EUV Premier review: The best value in the EV world

The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV is one of the greatest values on the road today. Not only does this all-electric crossover have a spacious, nicely trimmed interior, the Bolt EUV also offers plenty of smart features, has decent range between charges and is available for practically a bargain-basement price. Few vehicles available today, especially in […]

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE electric sedan priced from $76,050

On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz announced U.S. pricing for the new EQE all-electric sedan. Naturally, this upper-crust car is not an inexpensive proposition, though neither is it necessarily drain-your-401K-and-raid-your-kids’-college-fund pricey, either. Including $1,150 in destination fees, the entry-level EQE 350+ sedan starts at $76,050. This gets you cab-forward design and an EPA-estimated 305 miles of all-electric range […]

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