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
Ford adds Platinum trim level to 2021 Explorer Hybrid SUV

When Ford launched the Explorer Hybrid, it was only available in the Limited trim, which was on the upper end of the spectrum. Now, the Blue Oval has expanded the electrified powertrain’s availability with the addition of the Platinum Hybrid variant for the 2021 Explorer lineup. In addition to AWD, Ford has also made the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/9/2021
2021 Polestar 2 review: The first fully-electric Polestar

Power is easy to come by in modern vehicles. Whether it’s equipped with a conventional internal combustion engine, a hybrid powertrain, or all-electric, straight-line speed is in abundance. Finding a car that blends speed with finesse, style, and personality, however, is tough. Few can combine those traits beautifully and the ones that do leave a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/8/2021
Alfa Romeo Tonale delayed: Report

One of the most crucial vehicles for the Alfa Romeo brand has been delayed according to a new report. A source close to the matter told Automotive News Europe that the compact crossover’s release date has been pushed back because incoming CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato wanted more performance out of the plug-in hybrid powertrain. The executive, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/8/2021
Half of Americans see EVs as a solution to climate change: Study

A new study reveals that half of Americans see battery-electric vehicles as a solution to climate change. However, it also highlights the need for the charging infrastructure to expand. The study, which was conducted by Ipsos and EVBox, shows that current and potential EV drivers see climate change as an important part of their purchase […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/7/2021
Polestar 0 Project aims to make carbon neutral car by 2030

Polestar has announced in its annual review and sustainability report that it plans to make the first truly carbon-neutral vehicle by 2030. Instead of offsetting emissions, which is deemed not viable in the long run because forests are still prone to logging, fires, and climate change, the Swedish brand plans to eliminate emissions. “Offsetting is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/7/2021
It’s time for Toyota to dump the V6 and replace it with hybrid options

Every time we’ve driven a Toyota or Lexus hybrid here at EV Pulse, the conclusion always comes out to them replacing the V6 and turbocharged engines. It’s already happened in the bestselling RAV4 and the same thing is about to occur with the second-generation Lexus NX so how much more before the Camry and Avalon […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/6/2021
Daimler Trucks North America opens order books for all-electric freight trucks

Daimler Trucks North America has officially announced that it is accepting orders for its two all-electric freight trucks: The Freightliner eCascadia and eM2. The company claims that these are the longest-range commercial battery-electric vehicles. Production of both trucks will start in 2022. Daimler and Freightliner will also include access to a consulting team to allow […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/6/2021
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS powertrain details outlined

Mercedes-Benz has released an outline of the EQS’ powertrain range, which will launch in two flavors: the EQS 450+ and EQS 580. Power ratings will range from 328 hp to 516 hp with the standard models while a more powerful performance-oriented version is scheduled to come at a later time. Torque figures are 419 lb-ft […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/6/2021
2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV offers up to 300 miles of range, 830 hp

The second member of the GMC Hummer family has arrived. Meet the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, an all-electric SUV that promises exceptional on- and off-road capability. Compared to its pickup truck sibling, the Hummer EV SUV has a wheelbase that’s 8.9 inches shorter. As a result, the SUV is 20 inches shorter in length […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/6/2021
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV first drive review: Bolt, upgraded

Improving on an already successful formula is tough. You have to consider how to address what needs tweaking while fine-tuning the car’s strengths. Chevrolet was in this exact position with the original Bolt EV being a strong contender in its segment. How do you build on that goodness? You add a second version that’s roomier, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/5/2021