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
2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz to make North American debut at SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas will serve as the venue for the North American debut of the highly anticipated 2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz. Essentially a battery-electric incarnation of the iconic Microbus, this new van will join the ID.4 in the brand’s U.S. lineup. During the conference, European-spec ID. Buzz models will frequent two […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/10/2022
Mini Cooper SE Hardtop, Countryman SE All4 get special edition models for 2023

Mini has announced new special editions for the 2023 model year with two of three being offered in the brand’s electrified models. The first is the Mini Resolute Edition for the all-electric Cooper SE Hardtop. It sports the Rebel Green exterior color that was originally exclusive to the John Cooper Works models and complemented by […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/10/2022
Volvo Car Group invests $1 billion in Torslanda plant for future EV production

Volvo Car Group has announced another investment that will accelerate its move toward full electrification. In the next few years, Volvo will spend SEK 10 billion ($1 billion) in its Torslanda manufacturing plant near its hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden to prepare it for the production of its next-generation battery-electric vehicles. This will see the introduction […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/9/2022
Preorders for the 2023 Subaru Solterra have officially started

If you’re looking to reserve a 2023 Subaru Solterra, you can now do that because the preorder banks have officially opened this week. Those interested in the electric crossover can put down a refundable $250 deposit after selecting their preferred dealer. However, there are only a limited number of reservations available at each retailer. You […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/9/2022
Volvo to make a third EV in South Carolina facility: Report

Volvo’s Charleston, South Carolina facility has been online since 2018. Currently, the only model being made there is the S60 sedan. Starting late next year, the successor to the XC90 will be produced at that plant followed by the Polestar 3. According to a new report from Automotive News, those aren’t the only vehicles that […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/9/2022
2022 Lexus UX 250h review: Pint-size luxury

The definition of a crossover or SUV has been blurred. It’s hard to tell which one is and isn’t because automakers are twisting the notion by offering so many variations. These days, it’s best to determine where in the spectrum a specific vehicle lands at. The 2022 Lexus UX 250h veers closer toward the car […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2022
2023 Kia Sportage PHEV has up to 32 miles of all-electric range

The second electrified member of the Sportage family has arrived and will likely be the most powerful one in the lineup. Building on the standard hybrid, the 2023 Kia Sportage PHEV gives you extra flexibility and promises up to 32 miles of all-electric range. It couples a 1.6-liter turbo-four to a 66.9-kW electric motor, a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2022
Mazda CX-60 PHEV to debut on March 8 with over 300 hp

The first of Mazda’s so-called “Large Product Group” has been teased and it appears to be similar in size to the CX-5. The 2023 Mazda CX-60 will be the Japanese brand’s first plug-in hybrid and based on what the teaser shot has shown us, it’ll be a compact crossover. It’ll feature the next evolution of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2022
2022 Ford E-Transit starts deliveries to customers

The 2022 Ford E-Transit has officially started delivery to customers as production of the van and its batteries ramp up at the Kansas City Assembly Plant. In total, Ford Pro has 10,000 orders for its battery-electric commercial van from businesses of all sizes and is working to increase production capacity to meet demand. Like the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2022
DS E-Tense Performance packs 815 hp and a carbon fiber monocoque

DS Automobiles is leading the electrification charge for Stellantis in Europe. Nearly every single vehicle it sells either has a plug-in hybrid or a battery-electric variant. From 2024 onward, every new DS model being introduced will have an electric variant. The DS E-Tense Performance is the next evolution of a concept car of the same […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/7/2022