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
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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Genesis joins horde of automakers switching to NACS

First it was Ford, but now the dam has completely broken. Yet another major automaker is switching to the North American Charging Standard, or NACS for short. Joining GM, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Rivian and a slew of other companies, on Thursday, luxury automaker Genesis announced that it, too, is going with Tesla’s charger design. According to […]

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Genesis EVs now available in 33 states, 10 more than before

Genesis is expanding the availability of its all-electric models. On Tuesday, the South Korean luxury brand announced its EVs will be offered in 10 additional states, bringing the total to 33. Drivers in Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee will now be able to locally purchase a new GV60 […]

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 4Matic review: Fancy but flawed

There’s plenty to like about 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 4Matic. This compact, all-electric SUV has upscale appointments, offers some great features and is a handy size, neither too big nor too small. But despite having plenty of upsides, you probably shouldn’t buy one of these utility vehicles, and here’s why. The EQB is basically a […]

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2024 Honda Prologue all-electric SUV finally revealed, some specs shared

It feels like we’ve been waiting years for this day, but at long last, Honda unveiled the upcoming 2024 Prologue all-electric SUV. On Thursday, the Japanese automaker shared important information about this new nameplate’s dimensions, range and more. Closely related to the 2024 Acura ZDX, the new Prologue was also co-developed with GM and rides […]

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Honda simplifies charging, brings the power of Google to 2024 Prologue all-electric SUV

Honda finally unveiled the 2024 Prologue. Aside from important speeds and feeds, the automaker also shared some details about the technology this all-electric SUV will offer. Not only is the Japanese company bringing Google to this vehicle’s interior, Honda is also aiming to make the charging experience much more seamless. Providing myriad benefits, the 2024 […]

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