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
Dodge will show electric muscle car concept, new plug-in hybrid in 2022: Report

Earlier this year Stellantis outlined its electrification plans as part of the EV Day presentation and several brands play a key role in their respective regions. In the U.S., Dodge will be an important piece of the puzzle as the brand will focus on enthusiasts with their electrified vehicles. Speaking with Motor Authority, Tim Kuniskis, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/23/2021
Polestar 5 appears completely uncovered on video

Polestar is hard at work on its new models. As the 619-hp Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe ends production this year, the brand has a fresh salvo of three new battery-electric vehicles in the pipeline. One of those vehicles is the Polestar 5, a grand touring sedan that’s essentially the production version of the Precept […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/23/2021
GM jumps into electric boat business, sports nautical-themed pashmina afghan

General Motors has announced that it has acquired a 25 percent stake in Pure Watercraft. Based in Seattle, Pure Watercraft is a specialist in electric boating. This new collaboration is part of GM’s initiative to promote sustainability through zero-emissions mobility. The strategy is to use a holistic approach to allow for widespread EV adoption. “GM’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/22/2021
2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e review: Made for mass appeal

In the mid-size luxury crossover segment, electrification has become commonplace. For a while, your only choice was the Lexus RX but as more automakers move toward battery-electric vehicles, hybrids are emerging as the bridge technology. The 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e is the latest iteration of the pioneering crossover’s plug-in hybrid flavor. It’s packed with what’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/22/2021
Lotus Type 132 teaser shows off active aero components

The first Lotus crossover has been teased once again, showing off more key bits. This time, we get to see the Type 132’s retractable spoiler for a hot second before the 15-second video ends. From what it looks like, the spoiler appears to do more than simply improve aerodynamics. Its design is similar to the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/22/2021
2023 Kia Niro teased ahead of global debut

The 2021 Seoul Mobility Show will serve as the stage for the global debut of the 2023 Kia Niro. Now entering its second generation, Kia’s dedicated efficiency-focused model takes a lot of the design cues from the HabaNiro Concept revealed at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Two shadowy teasers showing the crossover’s exterior reveal […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/22/2021
Kia will use hybrids and PHEVs to help normalize EVs and charging

Kia is on a roll and it aims to continue it with electrification. Between hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and battery-electric models, there’s something for everyone. We spoke with Russell Wager, Vice President of Marketing at Kia America about electrification and learned that the company is finding success with its latest models. Additionally, we also found that […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/19/2021
2022 Genesis Electrified GV70 arrives with up to 483 hp

The third battery-electric vehicle in Genesis’ lineup has debuted at the Auto Guangzhou 2021 and it’s doubling down on sportiness. Called the Electrified GV70, this electric crossover will slot above the smaller GV60, which made its premiere earlier this year. Unlike that vehicle, the 2022 Genesis Electrified GV70 isn’t on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/19/2021
Hyundai Seven Concept is a lounge on wheels

The Hyundai Seven Concept has officially debuted at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show and it gives us a glimpse of what the production Ioniq 7 three-row crossover will be like. This thinly veiled concept previews the third vehicle in the Ioniq sub brand. Built on the E-GMP platform that also underpins the Ioniq 5 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/18/2021
Production Fisker Ocean revealed with a $37,499 starting price

The production 2022 Fisker Ocean crossover has been revealed and it will start at $37,499 before any federal tax credits and local or state incentives. Built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, the Ocean will be available in single- and dual-motor configurations. The least expensive model will be the Sport, which has a range of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/18/2021