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
2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid first drive review: The eye-catching compact hybrid sedan

Remember that kid who was unknown in high school and grew up into a smart, sophisticated adult? Well, you can say the Hyundai Elantra was that person. Once bought for the low price and long warranty, the 2021 Elantra has evolved into a compact car wearing many hats. There’s the humble, tech-savvy standard version, a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/14/2020
Hyundai Ioniq 5 teased ahead of early 2021 launch

The first vehicle from Hyundai’s Ioniq sub-brand has been teased. Called the Ioniq 5, this will be one of the first model on the E-GMP architecture, which will be used by all three Hyundai Motor Group brands. This teaser video doesn’t really show us much but it does hint at one of the cool design […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/11/2020
How-to charge an electric vehicle

You’ve fully committed to electrification. You now have an electric vehicle or EV, know where the nearest charging station is, and even have one installed at your home. It’s time to finally juice up your ride and you’re wondering how different is it from pumping gas into a car that still uses a conventional internal […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/10/2020
How much is a Porsche Taycan?

Tesla finally has a legitimate competitor in the Porsche Taycan. Sporting design cues that won’t cause anyone to mistake it for anything else, the Taycan is distinctively Porsche, only electric. Featuring the same requisite performance expected out of a vehicle wearing the German automaker’s iconic crest, the Porsche Taycan is a sports car disguised as […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/10/2020
What is an electric vehicle?

So, you’ve decided to go all-in on electrification. You’ve got the 240-volt level 2 charger in your garage and you’re getting ready to trade in your old vehicle for an electrified one. We’re sure you’ve got questions and we’re here to answer them, including the most basic one: what is an electric vehicle or EV? […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/9/2020
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to get major powertrain upgrades

Back in 2018, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV received a significant update in other global markets. The U.S.-spec model, however, stayed mostly unchanged. Until now that is. If this California Air Resources Board (CARB) filing is any indication, the Outlander PHEV is poised to become competitive among other plug-in hybrid compact SUVs thanks to these upgrades […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/9/2020
Lexus debuts DIRECT4 drive control tech for hybrids, EVs

Lexus has revealed what it’s been working on with regards to electrification. Along with parent company Toyota, Lexus has been a leader in hybrid powertrains. Now, we know the next step in the form of DIRECT4, a new electric drive control unit designed specifically for use in next-generation hybrid and all-electric vehicles. How does DIRECT4 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/8/2020
Mitsubishi’s hybrid technology hints at what could come from Nissan

The hybrid powertrain in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is quite unique. It essentially gives you the driving experience of an EV without the range anxiety thanks to the 2.0-liter I4 backing the two electric motors and 12 kWh lithium-ion battery. Not many hybrid vehicles in the U.S. have this setup. Honda uses something similar while […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/8/2020
Kia Soul EV might finally be coming to the United States

The Kia Soul is easily one of the quirkiest vehicles on sale today yet it’s not so weird that it polarizes consumers. In its current iteration, the Soul is enjoyable to drive, practical, and easy to live with, especially in Turbo guise. However, there’s one family member that’s been missing since it launched in the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/8/2020
It is time for the Toyota Prius to evolve beyond its fuel sipping roots

Few cars can match the Toyota Prius when it comes to sipping fuel and being practical. It is the car that proved the hybrid powertrain’s viability after all. However, in order to better compete with cars trying to steal its crown, the Prius must evolve beyond the practical, high efficiency option. As hybrids become more […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/8/2020