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
2024 Toyota Crown Platinum review: A true automotive crossbreed

The pluot is a complex mix of plum and apricot. These tasty stone fruits provide a juicy zing in every bite along with loads of sugar and complexity. Aiming for a sweet cross of its own, Toyota has been doing a little automotive hybridizing, mixing sedan and crossover genetics to create the new Crown, a […]

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Do you really need all-wheel drive in your next EV?

All-wheel drive can be a godsend, but you don’t necessarily need one of these systems, even if you live in an area that gets severe snow and ice. A quality set of winter tires will take you farther than you might expect, plus with electric vehicles, skipping all-wheel drive can provide some monumental benefits. To […]

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2025 Polestar 4 pricing announced, starts at $56,300 including delivery

The fashion-forward 2025 Polestar 4 coupe-like all-electric SUV made its North American debut at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday. Aside from this New World reveal, the manufacturer also announced official U.S. pricing. The Long Range Single Motor Polestar 4 is expected to start $56,300 including $1,400 in destination fees, which isn’t too bad […]

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Rivian unveils new R2 mid-size electric SUV that should start around $45,000

The next steps in startup electric automaker Rivian’s ongoing journey were revealed on Thursday. The Irvine, California-based company unveiled its highly anticipated R2 mid-size battery-powered SUV — along with two other, closely related products. This new vehicle offers a raft of adventure-ready features in a more manageably sized package than the brand’s larger R1S utility […]

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GM building fuel cell-powered medium-duty trucks plus ‘worksite ecosystem’ for hydrogen refueling

Battery-electric drivetrains are ideal for passenger cars, but hydrogen fuel cells scale far better and are therefore superior for use in large vehicles. Pushing forward on this front, GM announced on Tuesday that its Hydrotec division is putting fuel cell-powered medium-duty trucks into service, and just as importantly, developing a worksite ecosystem that can keep […]

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Ford to give complimentary NACS charging adapters to existing Mach-E and Lightning owners

Last May, the proverbial dam broke. Ford announced its future electric vehicles would feature the Tesla connector, the so-called North American Charging Standard, or NACS for short. After the blue oval made this news, practically every other automaker followed suit. But what about Ford’s existing EVs, cars and trucks that are already in service? Will […]

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FINALLY! Tesla Superchargers can now juice up Ford EVs

Huge news for drivers of Ford electric vehicles. On Thursday, an auspicious leap year day, the Dearborn-based automaker announced that retail owners of F-150 Lightning pickup trucks and Mustang Mach-E SUVs can now take advantage of Tesla’s industry-leading Supercharger network. Drivers can juice up their Ford EVs at more than 15,000 new locations in both […]

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Lucid Air luxury sedan prices cut by thousands

On Thursday, Lucid announced new pricing for its all-electric Air luxury sedan. The startup automaker has slashed prices by thousands of dollars. The entry-level, rear-wheel-drive Lucid Air Pure now kicks off at around $71,400 including destination fees, which are $1,500. That’s a reduction of $7,500, a substantial amount to be certain. Trumpeted as the most […]

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GM expands Super Cruise network to a staggering 750,000 miles

Arguably, GM’s Super Cruise is the greatest driver aid to come out in the last 20 years, allowing motorists to zip along on approved stretches of roadway without having to operate the pedals or steer, which is a big fricken deal. Making this technology, which is available in numerous vehicles, including EVs like the all-electric […]

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First Ford F-150 Lightning delivered in Norway to BBQ fan with Texan wife

Aside from relishing wintertime sports and appreciating life’s cozier things, Norwegians also love electric vehicles. In fact, last year, EVs reportedly accounted for more than 82% of new vehicle registrations in the Nordic nation, a staggering figure compared to other global markets. Bringing a bit of American flair to the country’s roadways, Ford is now […]

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