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
Genesis GV60 named German Premium Car of the Year

Genesis is an upstart luxury automotive brand that’s only been a stand-alone division since 2015, but despite being so young, the company is surging ahead. Many of Genesis’ products are more interesting and oftentimes nicer than what Acura, Infiniti, Lexus and Lincoln offer these days, and those competitors have been around way longer — Lincoln […]

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Lucid Air Pure and Touring trims to debut on Nov. 15

Lucid is one of the most intriguing startup companies in the automotive industry. The luxury brand’s all-electric Air sedan not only looks great, but it offers staggering performance and range, is loaded with technology and coddles passengers with a super-premium interior. Revealing the nameplate’s next chapter, on Thursday, Lucid announced it will debut its Air […]

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GM working with Microvast to develop safer, more energy-dense batteries

On Wednesday, GM announced it’s working with an outfit called Microvast to develop a new battery separator technology that should improve the energy-storage capability of electric vehicles. The automaker and battery manufacturer will build a new separator plant in the U.S., which is expected to create hundreds of jobs. GM is, of course, a 100-plus-year-old […]

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Are there enough critical materials to support global EV adoption? Maybe not

Whether it’s gold filaments in computer chip bonding wires, control switches containing silver alloys or catalytic converters loaded with palladium, platinum and rhodium, modern vehicles contain a range of precious metals. But as technology advances, the materials used in cars and trucks are changing dramatically. As more and more electric vehicles hit the world’s roadways, […]

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Nevada could become a new powerhouse source of lithium for EV batteries

Electric vehicle batteries require a host of special materials like cobalt, graphite and nickel, though lithium is arguably the most crucial. Securing commercially viable domestic sources of this all-important substance is paramount, and the state of Nevada will play a key role in meeting future needs. “The question isn’t, ‘Is there lithium in the US […]

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EVCS wants to elevate your charging experience

EVCS, a California-based electric vehicle charging network with operations in three West Coast states, announced a series of new subscription plans today. Making life with an EV just a little easier, drivers can pay by the month for juicing up their vehicle at EVCS stations or opt for an available all-you-can-charge plan. Those unlimited charging […]

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2023 Honda Accord teased, set to debut next month

In the pantheon of iconic automotive nameplates, Honda’s Accord is one of the greats. For nearly half a century and over 10 generations, this family-friendly vehicle has provided its legions of owners with top-notch safety and ample comfort, innovative features and, of course, legendary reliability. Icing on the cake, all this wholesome goodness has been […]

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Updated 2023 Ford Escape gains more technology including a massive touch screen

On Tuesday morning, Ford unveiled the refreshed 2023 Escape. A likable small SUV, the current generation has, nonetheless, been something of a mid-pack offering overshadowed by rivals like the well-rounded Honda CR-V, rugged Subaru Forester and avant-garde Hyundai Tucson. But for 2023, Ford is significantly elevating the venerable Escape by adding more technology and enhancing […]

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All-electric Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV crushes rivals with 738 pound-feet of torque

Mercedes-AMG just unveiled its first all-electric performance utility vehicle, the 2024 AMG EQE SUV. With two six-phase electric motors onboard, this luxury machine cranks out a thundering 617 horsepower, or 677 bone-crushing ponies when fitted with the AMG Dynamic Plus Package and boost mode is activated. How’s that for high performance? When it comes to […]

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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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