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
2022 Kia EV6 priced from $42,115

Pricing for the 2022 Kia EV6 has been announced and the least expensive version, the Light RWD, starts at $42,115. That will get you a 58.0-kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor with 167 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque mounted on the rear axle. On a single charge, the EV6 Light RWD can travel […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/26/2022
General Motors announces another $7 billion investment for electrification

General Motors has doubled down once again on electrification with the announcement that it will invest another $7 billion on the technology and expand its manufacturing activities in Michigan. This will see the creation of 4,000 new jobs and the retention of an existing 1,000. A new battery cell plant will be built in Lansing […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/26/2022
2023 Toyota Sequoia arrives exclusively as a hybrid

Hot on the heels of the redesigned Tundra is its SUV sibling, the 2023 Sequoia. This third-generation model comes more than a decade since the last redesign in 2007 and it’s packing an electrified powertrain standard on all models. That’s right, the new Sequoia follows the Sienna and Venza, making it the third new vehicle […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/26/2022
Porsche updates infotainment software, adds Spotify, improves EV route planning

Porsche has started rolling out the latest version of its infotainment system on the 911, Cayenne, Taycan, and Panamera. Called PCM 6.0, the interface gets several new additions like wireless Android Auto and an improved Voice Pilot virtual assistant. The menu structure has also been redesigned for the first time with colored icons to make […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/24/2022
Cummins and Isuzu announce partnership on battery-electric trucks

Cummins and Isuzu have announced that they have formed an agreement to build a prototype medium-duty battery-electric truck. The unit will be used for demonstration in North America and mark the first zero-emissions powertrain solutions from the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership formed three years ago in May 2019. Powering the Isuzu F-Series truck will be […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2022
Thor Industries introduces eStream and electric motor home concept

Thor Industries, the largest RV maker in the world unveiled its future products at the 2022 Florida RV SuperShow, a motor home, and a travel trailer. Both are battery-electric vehicles that are the first fruits of Thor Industries’ electrification strategy. “We’ve been focused on an electrification ‘eMobility’ strategy for a number of years and have […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2022
Peugeot 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar is an electrified homage to the brand’s past race cars

Stellantis’ Peugeot brand is at the forefront of its electrification plans in Europe. With its range of battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, nearly every vehicle sold by the French brand has an electrified option. Road cars aren’t the only thing Peugeot is known for, though. The company has participated in many racing series for decades […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2022
Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 to debut in Monte Carlo with a hybrid powertrain

The World Rally Championship is about to get into full swing and more automakers participating this year are showing their entries. Based on the production GR Yaris, the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 succeeds the outgoing Yaris WRC, which did a clean sweep of the manufacturer’s, drivers, and co-drivers titles in the 2021 season. It will […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2022
Winnebago e-RV Concept electrifies van life for the future

Winnebago Industries revealed the first concept for an all-electric, zero-emissions motor home from a major RV maker. Called the Winnebago e-RV, this project was under development for over two years by the company’s Advanced Technology Group and is a fully functional vehicle that aims to redefined efficiency, comfort, and functionality.  “This is an exciting time for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2022
Hyundai Motor Group partners with IonQ for next-generation battery development

Hyundai Motor Group has announced its latest partnership for next-generation battery development, this time it’s with IonQ a company leading in trapped-ion quantum computing. The partnership aims to develop new variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithms to study lithium compounds and their chemical reactions involved in battery chemistry. This is expected to make significant improvements in future lithium-ion […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2022