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 Genesis GV60 review: Exceptional, engaging and a little eccentric

The 2023 Genesis GV60 is exceptional — but it’s not just an amazing EV even though it excels at doing electric car things — this an all-around outstanding vehicle, regardless of what’s under the hood. Part hatchback and part SUV, this segment-blurring crossover from an upstart luxury automaker that’s only been a stand-alone brand since […]

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2022 Volvo C40 Recharge review: Fashionable, functional and surprisingly fast

When the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge popped up on our EV Pulse vehicle schedule I didn’t think much of it. That’s not to say I have low expectations for Volvo products, not at all, but how good could a jauntier looking electrified version of the several-years-old XC40 actually be? As it turns out, far better […]

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Confirmed: Dodge’s all-electric muscle car will have a transmission with ‘more than two speeds,’ ride on STLA Large platform

Dodge revealed its future vision of American performance when it debuted the all-electric Charger Daytona SRT concept on Wednesday. Important details about this long, low coupe are scarce, but a one-on-one chat with Tim Kuniskis, Dodge’s affable and engaging chief executive officer shed light on what customers can expect when the brand launches an all-electric […]

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Hands-free hero: GM doubling the miles of roadway Super Cruise can be used on

GM’s Super Cruise is one of the greatest automotive innovations to come out in the last 20 years. When the conditions are right and you’re traveling on a limited-access divided highway, this hands-free driving aid allows you to sit back and relax as the vehicle accelerates, stops and even steers itself. Of course, you still […]

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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 […]

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By 2025, Ford vehicle manufacturing in Michigan will only use carbon-neutral electricity

Ford is taking a significant step toward becoming carbon neutral by 2050. On Wednesday, the automaker, in partnership with DTE Energy, announced it will soon be buying enough carbon-free, locally produced electricity to power all its operations in Michigan, from manufacturing plants to its corporate headquarters to research and development facilities. By the year 2025, […]

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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 […]

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2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition review: Point and shoot performance

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is a lot like a disposable camera. No, I’m not damning with faint praise, but just like those old-school image-capturing devices, this lovely all-electric SUV is pretty much a point-and-shoot affair. Get the nose facing where you want it, then pull the trigger and this vehicle will […]

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Ford offering new battery design in Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning

To keep pace with strong customer demand, Ford announced on Thursday it will make lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries available in the Mustang Mach-E SUV and F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The automaker revealed it’s working with China-based company CATL to increase its global battery supply. Ford will also directly source EV-essential raw materials from Australia, […]

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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 […]

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