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 Hummer EV 3X Pickup offers GM-estimated 381 miles of range

The Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 model offers an GM-estimated 329 miles of range, which isn’t too shabby, especially for such an absolutely gargantuan vehicle. But for 2024, the 3X model will be able to go even farther when fully juiced up. On Thursday, GMC announced that this trim level is expected to offer 381 […]

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally model debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed, promises off-road capability

Plenty of automakers are using England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to showcase new products or highlight otherwise special vehicles, and this includes Ford. On Friday, the Blue Oval brand unveiled the new Mach-E Rally, an off-road-racing inspired version of this all-electric Mustang SUV. The Mach-E has claimed a lot of firsts at Ford. It’s the […]

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Polestar 5 sedan to run up the hill at Goodwood, flex its 884 hp

Like countless other automakers, Polestar is participating in this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. On Thursday, the maker of elegant and upscale Volvo-based EVs announced that several of its vehicles are on display at the hallowed automotive event. This includes the Polestar 3 SUV and upcoming Polestar 5 sedan, both of which are […]

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Ford announces BlueCruise 1.3 with improved performance in corners and narrow lanes

Ford continues to incrementally improve BlueCruise, its adaptive cruise control system with hands-free capability. On Thursday, the Dearborn-based automaker announced a version 1.3 update is in the works, which will be included in new Mustang Mach-E SUVs starting this summer, but that’s not all. Later this season, BlueCruise 1.3 will also be delivered to 2021 […]

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EVs selling in record numbers, also piling up on dealer lots: Report

EVs offer myriad benefits over combustion-powered vehicles, and American drivers are really starting to notice. According to a report published by Cox Automotive on Wednesday, deliveries of electric vehicles in the US broke a new record in the second quarter, with nearly 300,000 being sold, a year-over-year increase of more than 48%. What’s not surprising, […]

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Acura to offer Bang & Olufsen premium audio systems in all future models starting with the 2024 ZDX

On Tuesday, Acura announced the upcoming 2024 ZDX all-electric SUV will be available a premium Bang & Olufsen audio system, the first vehicle from Honda’s luxury division to offer a setup from this respected Danish brand. Additionally, audiophiles will appreciate that, going forward, Bang & Olufsen systems will expand to other Acura models, so more […]

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What are some unexpected EV expenses you should look out for?

Electric vehicles have numerous benefits over gas- and diesel-powered cars and trucks, but these advantages often do not come cheap. Up next, 10 unexpected EV expenses you need to be aware of. Despite myriad advantages, EVs do have their downsides, and unexpected expenses can really surprise new owners. Higher upfront costs The first one to […]

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Stellantis ‘STLA Medium’ EV platform finally revealed, makes big promises

On Wednesday, global automaker Stellantis revealed details about, and even a few pictures of, its new STLA Medium electric vehicle platform, which was first announced along with three other EV architectures back in 2021. This new vehicle foundation promises to offer class-leading range and energy efficiency as well the adaptability to underpin a wide range […]

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Stellantis working with NioCorp to secure domestic supply of rare-earth elements

Rare-earth elements are critical for building efficient motors that power electric vehicles. Ensuring it has a reliable source for these difficult-to-source materials, Stellantis announced on Thursday that it signed a rare-earth offtake term sheet with NioCorp Developments Ltd., a US-based mineral development company. According to the automaker, this agreement, “envisions a definitive agreement for a […]

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4Matic review: A new favorite?

Think of the Mercedes-Benz EQE as an all-electric version of the E-Class, a battery-powered successor to a venerable automotive nameplate. The two cars are very similar in size, though the new EQE aims to blend traditional Mercedes-Benz virtues — comfort, luxury and advanced technology — with futuristic design in a package that’s ultra refined and […]

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