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
GKN’s new internally cooled electric motor is an EV gamechanger

Just like internal-combustion engines, electric motors generate heat while running – a lot more than you might expect. Dissipating this thermal energy is critical to the performance and longevity of EVs, which is why GKN Automotive is developing oil-cooled motors that deliver the same output as larger units, but in a smaller, lighter, more-affordable package. […]

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With 250 miles of range, the new all-electric Jeep Avenger SUV looks like a (subcompact) class act

At the Paris Motor Show on Monday, Jeep unveiled its first fully electric vehicle, the new Avenger. Designed specifically for the European market, this subcompact SUV promises efficiency and capability in a stylish package. The first of an entire range of all-electric Jeeps, the new Avenger features a 400-volt powertrain that was developed by Emotors, […]

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Volta Trucks partners with Siemens to offer delivery vehicles as a service for one monthly price

Hordes of new electric vehicles are set to arrive in the next few years, everything from commuter-friendly small cars to full-size trucks to versatile crossovers. But what often gets lost in the shuffle are battery-powered commercial vehicles. Arguably, these hardworking machines, like the Ford E-Transit and Blue Arc delivery van, are even more important than […]

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Blue Arc’s electric delivery vehicle is built from the ground up to be better

The EV revolution is simmering away, but it’s not just passenger cars and pickup trucks that are going electric – commercial vehicles are getting amped up, too. Giving companies a cleaner, safer and all-around better alternative to traditional offerings, the Blue Arc delivery vehicle is a commercial-grade, all-electric walk-in van that will be offered in […]

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The Blue Arc Power Cube is a portable EV charger that can be driven like a remote-controlled car

How do you recharge EVs in locations that aren’t connected to the electrical grid? How do you juice up battery-powered vehicles during an emergency? Whether they run on fossil fuels, hydrogen or something else, portable generators are one solution to these issues, but the Power Cube from a company called Blue Arc is another option. […]

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2023 Nissan Leaf SV Plus review: Neither new nor improved, and that’s OK

There a quite a few reasons not to buy a 2023 Nissan Leaf, but paradoxically, despite having some significant shortcomings, the updated version of this pioneering electric vehicle could be the ideal EV for you. Soldiering on for another model year, the Leaf received some mild enhancements for 2023, just don’t expect groundbreaking technical innovation, […]

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2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Starts at $41,190, offers 38 miles of range

On Monday, Mitsubishi announced pricing for the 2023 Outlander PHEV. This fashion-forward plug-in hybrid utility vehicle is set to start at $41,190 including $1,345 in destination fees. (Sorry, residents of Alaska and Hawaii, you have to pay $1,470 for delivery.) The redesigned Outlander PHEV is set to arrive at dealerships in select markets beginning in […]

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WiTricity Halo wireless charging system coming to the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Your smartphone can charge wirelessly, and a cable is not required for your computer to connect to the internet, so why do you still have to plug your electric vehicle in? Well, the truth is, you don’t, because WiTricity is making wireless charging a reality for EVs. At the Detroit Auto Show last week, the […]

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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 […]

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2024 Chevy Equinox EV starts at just $30,000, delivers up to 300 miles of range

On Thursday, Chevrolet officially unveiled the 2024 Equinox EV, the latest vehicle in the bow tie brand’s salvo of all-electric cars and trucks, which also includes the Blazer EV and Silverado EV. With a claimed starting price of around $30,000, the new Equinox EV emphasizes affordability in a major way, but a low, low price […]

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