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
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 […]

by Craig Cole
6/14/2022
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 […]

by Craig Cole
6/9/2022
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 […]

by Craig Cole
6/1/2022
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 […]

by Craig Cole
6/1/2022