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
Electrify America app now supported on Apple Car Play and Android Auto

Electrify America has announced that its mobile app will now be supported via Apple Car Play and Android Auto starting next week. This means you’ll be able to access the app on your infotainment system when you pair your phone wirelessly or by plugging it in. Once you do so, you can quickly get access […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/27/2021
Toyota will assemble fuel cell modules in the U.S. from 2023

Toyota has announced that it will assemble fuel cell modules at its manufacturing facility in Kentucky starting in 2023. This is part of a larger plan toward carbon neutrality as the brand takes its fuel cell electric powertrain and applies it to production vehicles after thousands of miles’ worth of real-world testing. Toyota Motor Manufacturing […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/27/2021
Is Hyundai Motor Group previewing a performance-focused FCV?

On Sept. 7, Hyundai Motor Group is hosting an online global forum called “Hydrogen Wave” where it plans to show off its future hydrogen fuel cell technologies. The date also falls on the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies that was originally proposed by South Korea and ratified by the United Nations. This […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/27/2021
Mercedes-AMG GT plug-in performance hybrid teased

We now know what the first electrified vehicle wearing the AMG badge will be. The Mercedes-AMG GT four-door coupe PHEV will be the first high-performance model from the German brand to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It’s fitting considering this big sedan is essentially the flagship vehicle for Mercedes’ sporting division. View this post on […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/26/2021
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge gets 15-mile range bump

Hot on the heels of the updated Polestar 2 which got a nice range bump for 2022, its cousin, the 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge also gets one. Originally EPA-rated at 208 miles, the quirky all-electric crossover now gets 223 miles per charge according to the new 2022 Fuel Economy guide. That’s an increase of 15 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/26/2021
2022 Porsche Taycan gains Paint to Sample, heritage colors, and new tech

The 2022 Porsche Taycan gets several meaningful updates to improve the quality of life and driving experience. Quite possibly one of the most important ones is the addition of Android Auto compatibility to the PCM interface. However, you must plug your phone into the USB-C port. Porsche has also improved the voice commands so that […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/25/2021
Ford to spend additional $850 million to meet F-150 Lightning demand: Report

Strong demand for the F-150 Lightning ahead of its launch next year has prompted Ford to increase the all-electric truck’s production output. Sources familiar with the matter revealed to Automotive News that the Blue Oval plans to spend another $850 million to increase production to more than 80,000 units in 2024. That’s double what was […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/24/2021
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV debuting in Munich for IAA Mobility

Kia will use the 2023 Munich auto show to display its electrified vehicle lineup. In addition to the all-electric EV6, the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV will make its first global public debut in the IAA’s new host city in Germany. This will be the second new plug-in hybrid in Kia’s lineup, following the three-row Sorento. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/24/2021
2022 Mazda MX-30 EV has a 100-mile range, starts at $34,645

More details have finally been released on the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV, the Japanese brand’s first battery-electric vehicle in the United States. The most important one is the range and it appears the subcompact crossover will get an EPA rating of 100 miles per charge. That’s on the low end of the spectrum along with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/24/2021
A 101-year-old man learned to drive in Ford Model T, test drives a Mustang Mach-E

At 101 years old, Harold Baggott has seen a lot during his life. He was born in 1920, around the same time as the automobile started to gain prominence. The first time he drove a car was when he was 10 in his family farm’s milkman delivery float using a Ford Model T. Baggott eventually […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/23/2021