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
Why you’ll want Ford Pro Power Onboard

The Ford F-150 Lighting all-electric truck comes with a feature called Pro Power Onboard. It turns this pickup into a gigantic power brick that you can use to run tools, appliances or even an entire jobsite. Pro Power Onboard is available in certain versions of the conventional F-150, though it is standard in the Lightning, […]

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2024 Audi Q8 E-Tron Prestige review: Big enhancements make this SUV one of the best

The Audi Q8 E-Tron received a raft of significant enhancements for the 2024 model year, not the least of which is a new name. This all-electric SUV used to just be called the E-Tron, but like a dash of pepper flakes on a slice of pizza, Q8 was added to spice things up. More importantly, […]

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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450e 4Matic review: A pricey but profound plug-in hybrid

With its luxurious appointments, comfortable interior and responsive-yet-intuitive technology, the new-for-2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450e 4Matic is a superb luxury SUV, though there’s more here than meets the eye. Thanks to generous all-electric range, unusual DC fast charging capability and impressive refinement, this upscale utility vehicle is also one of the best plug-in hybrids you can […]

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What to look for when shopping for a used Nissan Leaf

The second-generation Nissan Leaf is one of the most affordable new EVs you can buy today. But what if you’re shopping for a used model, one from 2018 and up? As with any vehicle, there are some common issues to look out for, and this includes one big concern, but for the most part, this […]

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Kia EV3 SUV concept looks like a baby EV9

Our coverage of the 2023 LA Auto Show is sponsored by Emporia.  Kia made a big splash at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, unveiling not one, but two different concept vehicles. The more sensible looking of this duet is called the EV3. An all-electric utility vehicle, this design study was heavily inspired by the […]

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Kia’s wild and wonky EV4 concept aims to redefine the electric sedan segment

Our coverage of the 2023 LA Auto Show is sponsored by Emporia.  Along with the EV3 design study, Kia also pulled the covers off its EV4 concept at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show. With four doors and expressive design, this vehicle is supposedly a fresh take on the venerable sedan formfactor. According to the […]

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New electrified trailer will help mobile farmers market serve more customers

Our coverage of the 2023 LA Auto Show is sponsored by Emporia.  Prosperity Market is a mobile farmers market based in Los Angeles, California, one that highlights the produce and cuisine produced by Black farmers and chefs. Making fresh food available throughout the community is the mission of this organization, and helping broaden its reach, […]

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EV ownership elevated: Mercedes-Benz opens luxurious new charging hub

An insufficient and unreliable public charging network is, arguably, the single biggest hurdle electric vehicle owners in the U.S. have to contend with. But helping address this confounding issue, on Wednesday, Mercedes-Benz HPC North America, a joint venture between the automaker and MN8 Energy, opened its very first EV charging hub. Located in Sandy Springs, […]

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Honda Motocompacto review: The origami scooter

The new Honda Motocompacto is a 21st-century take on the automaker’s folding scooter of similar name from way back in the 1980s. A first- and last-mile transportation solution, this cute-as-a-button suitcase on wheels is intended to bookend the automaker’s nascent lineup of eco-friendly all-electric vehicles, though it’s also fun to ride and looks fricken cool, […]

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Genesis making telematics suite free for original vehicle owners

Genesis Connected Services, the telematics solution offered by luxury automaker Genesis, will now be free. Announced on Thursday, this change applies to original owners and lessees of vehicles from the 2023 model year and up. Before this announcement, the automaker’s connected services suite was complimentary for the first three years of vehicle ownership. After that, […]

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