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 Porsche Taycan gains updated tech, faster battery preconditioning and visual improvements

If you’ve got the means, Porsche’s Taycan is one of the best electric vehicles you can buy today, full stop, end of story. The car not only looks great, it’s plenty luxurious and drives like a proper Porsche. But laurel resting is not an option in Zuffenhausen. To keep this EV competitive with the host […]

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Wireless charging is an electric vehicle gamechanger

Your phone can charge wirelessly and you don’t need a bulky Ethernet cable to access the internet anymore, so why does your electric vehicle still have to be plugged in? Truth be told, it doesn’t. A company called WiTricity has developed a cordless charging solution that makes juicing up an EV as simple as parking. […]

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2023 Toyota bZ4X review: A good — but not great — all-electric SUV

Nope, bZ4X is not the human gene that controls whether you like cilantro, nor is it some obscure airport code or a type of toner cartridge that goes in the office copy machine. This is actually Toyota’s first modern EV. Aside from its unusual name, the 2023 bZ4X is a respectable, though not outstanding all-electric […]

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Leasing a Ford EV? You may not be allowed to purchase it once the contract ends

If you lease a Mustang Mach-E SUV, F-150 Lightning pickup truck or E-Transit commercial van and your contract started June 15 or later, you may not be able to buy your vehicle once the lease is over. As reported by CarsDirect and Automotive News (subscription required) and confirmed by Ford, the company is barring drivers […]

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Breakthrough recycling process for lithium-ion batteries is clean, quick and economically viable

With smooth, seamless power, dramatically fewer moving parts and zero tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles offer a host of benefits over internal combustion-powered cars and trucks. Still, EVs are far from perfect. Their bulky lithium-ion batteries require enormous amounts of rare materials, and so far, there’s no good way to recycle these energy-storage devices, though a […]

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Rapid-fire electric vehicle roundup: Five EVs tested, none disappoint

Every year, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (yep, that’s MAMA for short) hosts its popular Spring Rally at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The annual event gives automotive journalists a chance to get seat time in a wide range of vehicles from a host of automakers. This year, nearly 20 brands brought around 70 […]

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Tested: We DC fast charged the 2023 Toyota bZ4X. It wasn’t pretty

The 2023 bZ4X is Toyota’s first modern EV. It has a comfortable ride, well-built interior and plenty of safety features, though this battery-powered SUV also has a hidden Achilles’ heel, which turned out to be a bigger issue than we ever expected. DC not-so-fast charging DC fast charging is the bZ4X’s greatest weakness. All-wheel-drive versions […]

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Buick redesigns logo and announces Electra name for future EV models

Big news for Buick this week. Not only did the tri-shield brand take the wrapper off its new Wildcat EV Concept car on Wednesday, but it also introduced a redesigned logo and dusted off an important historical name that will be used on future electric models. The most-important story here is the announcement that upcoming […]

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Buick Wildcat EV Concept is an electric coupe that previews the tri-shield brand’s new design language

Giving us a glimpse into the future, on Wednesday, Buick unveiled its new Wildcat EV Concept, a dramatically styled coupe that previews the look of upcoming production models. Wildcat was first used on a design study by this premium GM division way back in 1953, so it’s cool product planners were able to reuse that […]

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