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 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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What is the 2024 Honda Prologue SUV like to drive? The chief engineer shares some thoughts

The 2024 Honda Prologue all-electric SUV is built on the Ultium vehicle platform, but even though it shares numerous foundational components with GM vehicles, the Prologue still had to drive like a Honda. Here’s what that means. Even though the hardware is the same, explained John Hwang, chief engineer of both the Acura ZDX and […]

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2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV review: Leather-lined cruise missile

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV is the first all-electric performance utility vehicle from the go-fast sub-brand, and perform it does, with up to 677 horsepower on tap. But aside from brute force, there’s plenty that separates this AMG model from more mainstream versions of the EQE SUV and closely related EQE sedan. Dressed to thrill, […]

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Heybike Tyson review: A solid ebike with trail-ready ruggedness

I recently reviewed a Bugatti-branded electric scooter, an easily transportable last-mile mobility solution that’s more fun than you’d ever imagine. This motorized device is perfect for getting around densely packed urban areas, jetting from the bus stop to your office building a couple miles away, however, it’s far less useful for longer-distance trips. If you […]

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Ford eliminating hundreds of wiring harness configurations with 2024 F-150 pickup truck

With the recently announced 2024 refresh, Ford is streamlining and optimizing its immensely popular F-150 full-size truck to reduce complexity and improve quality. Whether the former is actually better for customers remains to be seen, but the latter is something every owner, consumer or commercial, will appreciate. “So, we’re paying attention to every detail,” said […]

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4Matic SUV review: Pumped-up sedan or something else entirely?

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV does a lot of things very well, which shouldn’t be a surprise since this all-electric utility vehicle is basically an EQE sedan that was left to rise like bread dough in a warm corner. Thanks to its pumped-up body, this SUV offers more comfort and space than its four-door sibling, […]

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Why is Honda using GM’s Ultium platform for the Prologue and Acura ZDX SUVs?

Why is Honda using GM’s Ultium platform to underpin the upcoming Prologue SUV and closely related Acura ZDX? There are several good reasons, actually. Being a little behind the EV curve, one of the main targets for the Japanese automaker’s product development team was speed to market, and going with a complete and stable vehicle […]

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Honda’s latest EV is a suitcase on wheels

Going electric doesn’t necessarily mean you have to buy a new car or truck. E-bikes and battery-powered scooters are great transportation solutions as well, ones that are particularly useful in densely populated urban areas. Joining this burgeoning vehicle segment, Honda announced its new Motocompacto, a foldable electric scooter that will be sold both online as […]

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