Stefan Ogbac

Stefan has been writing about the auto industry since 2014. Even though he owes the Dodge Viper for turning him into an avid car enthusiast, he’s found his niche on Japanese and Korean autos. Based in Los Angeles, you’ll find Stefan in the kitchen whipping up delicious food when not tinkering with cars or cruising on Angeles Crest.
Stefan Ogbac
Mazda will launch 13 electrified vehicles globally by 2025

Mazda has announced its revised electrification strategy as part of its Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 plan, which itself is a component of the brand’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. This new initiative will see the continued development of internal combustion engines alongside the introduction of electrified powertrains, enabling Mazda to offer varying degrees of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/17/2021
Honda Clarity discontinued after 2021 model year

The Honda Clarity has officially been discontinued, as production will end in August 2021. Both the fuel cell and plug-in hybrid variants were the last two models left after Honda dropped the 89-mile all-electric version in 2020. Honda recently committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 and aims to have a lineup strictly made up of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/17/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Venza: Which one should you get?

If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient electrified crossover, there’s a wealth of choice out there, especially in the compact and mid-size segments. Toyota alone has a hybrid for every need and if yours only requires two rows, you can choose between the RAV4 Hybrid or the Venza. Which one to get? How does each one […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
2023 Genesis G90: Will it become an electric flagship luxury sedan?

Hyundai Motor Group has pledged to introduce up to two dozen battery-electric vehicles globally by 2025. Its luxury division, Genesis, has several models included in that mix. Beyond the upcoming GV60, Electrified G80, and Electrified GV70, the upstart luxury brand has an EV erosion of virtually all of its models. The next one is poised […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
2023 Lexus LX: The Land Cruiser’s more luxurious sibling is poised to electrify

Those mourning the loss of the Toyota Land Cruiser in North America, fear not because we’re still getting it. Only this time, it’s wearing a Lexus badge. The Lexus LX is essentially the same vehicle. Save for some design alterations and more leather and sound insulation, it’s mechanically similar to the Land Cruiser. That formula […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
BMW testing hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for X5

BMW has announced that it has begun testing near-production hydrogen fuel cell powertrains in Europe as part of its i Hydrogen NEXT program. This evaluates the effectiveness of hydrogen powertrains, model-specific chassis technologies, and vehicle electronic systems under real-life conditions. In BMW’s case, the X5 will be used as the test bed to see what […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
Nissan Note Aura is the premium electrified small hatchback you can’t have

A new version of the Nissan Note has been announced and it aims to give you a more upscale experience in a city-friendly package. Meet the Nissan Note Aura, the latest addition to the new-generation Note lineup, which is offered exclusively with the e-Power series hybrid powertrain. The Note Aura differentiates itself from the standard […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
Polestar 3 electric crossover teased for the first time, will be built in the United States

The Polestar 3 has been teased for the first time and it will be built in the U.S. That’s right, Polestar’s upcoming crossover will be built in Ridgeville, South Carolina alongside, the same facility that already produces the Volvo S60 and will also make the next-generation XC90. The U.S. is the second manufacturing location for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV can travel 31 miles in EV mode

The EPA has published the fuel economy ratings for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV and we’re liking what we see. In EV mode, the crossover can travel up to 31 miles before the gas engine kicks in. In hybrid mode, the EPA rates the Santa Fe PHEV at 33/32/33 mpg city/highway/combined, which is excellent […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
Land Rover Defender FCEV to start testing this year

Land Rover has announced that it intends to start testing a Defender powered by a hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV) powertrain later this year. This is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s plan to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036 and zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products, and operations by 2039 under its recently announced […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/15/2021