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 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV pricing is now official

Pricing for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV has been announced and it gives buyers another value-packed electrified crossover. The base SEL Convenience model starts at $40,575 is essentially a mid-grade model with a full suite of driver assistance and collision prevention technologies, keyless entry/start, heated front seats, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a hands-free […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/3/2021
Bugatti Rimac has officially started operations

Bugatti Rimac, the company that was formed as the result of a joint venture by Porsche, has officially started doing business. Headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia, Mate Rimac, the founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili will serve as the new entity’s CEO starting this week. The Rimac Group will be the majority shareholder in Bugatti Rimac […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/3/2021
2022 Land Rover Range Rover will get a full range of electrified powertrains

The new generation 2022 Land Rover Range Rover has debuted and electrification is a big part of the powertrain lineup. This latest iteration of the imperious and luxurious SUV rides on the brand’s MLA Flex architecture, which can accommodate everything from pure internal combustion to fully electric propulsion systems. Like its predecessor, the 2022 Range […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/2/2021
Pilot for non-Tesla vehicles using the Supercharger network launched in the Netherlands

Earlier this year, Tesla boss Elon Musk tweeted that the Supercharger network was going to open up to other battery-electric vehicles this year. We created our own connector, as there was no standard back then & Tesla was the only maker of long-range electric cars,” Musk said in that tweet from late July. “That said, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/2/2021
2022 Lexus LC 500h adds Bespoke Build model

The 2022 Lexus LC 500h has been announced and it now includes a new Bespoke Build model. This will allow prospective owners to customize their electrified grand touring coupe according to their personal preferences. Based on the LC 500h with the Sport package, the Bespoke Build gets high-performance brake pads, a Torsen limited-slip differential, Yamaha […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/2/2021
1957 Chevrolet Project X morphs into an EV

An iconic 1957 Chevrolet known as the Project X has been brought into the future with electrification. Its latest evolution is a collaboration between Chevrolet, MotorTrend, and Cagnazzi Racing, and will be presented this week at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Originally Purchased for $250, the 1957 Chevrolet Project X has served as […]

by Stefan Ogbac
11/1/2021
Early first look review: 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 and 2022 V90 B6 Cross Country

Volvo is aiming to become a leader in electrification. It has committed to a fully electric lineup by 2030 and will offer plug-in hybrids as a transition point. The company isn’t stopping there because it wants to make sure your transition is as seamless as possible. That means every single vehicle it sells gets some […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/25/2021
Pininfarina gives a deep dive on the Foxtron Model E

Taiwanese chipmaker and software company Foxconn revealed three in-house-built battery-electric vehicles this week. All of them are underpinned by its open platform specifically developed for this type of application and will be branded as Foxtron. One of the vehicles, the Foxtron Model E, is a full-size luxury sedan designed by the legendary coachbuilder Pininfarina. The […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/22/2021
Stellantis and Samsung SDI form a joint venture for North American battery production

In just a week Stellantis has announced a second joint venture for lithium-ion battery production in North America. The latest memorandum of understanding is with Samsung SDI, which is specifically for the production of battery cells and modules. This will add another gigafactory to a whole network that Stellantis plans to build with its partners. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/22/2021
Volkswagen ID.4 gets Guinness World Record for the longest continuous journey by an EV

The Volkswagen ID.4 is now a recipient of the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous journey by a nonsolar battery-electric vehicle in a single country. Behind the wheel was experienced long-distance driver Rainer Zietlow and photographer Derek Collins. The pair initially departed from Volkswagen of America’s headquarters in Herndon, Virginia on a mission to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
10/22/2021