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
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
What is a hybrid electric vehicle?

As electrification becomes more widespread, chances are you’ll encounter more hybrid electric vehicles on the road or when you’re shopping for a new car. What is a hybrid electric vehicle, you ask? It’s a car or SUV that utilizes both a gas engine and an electric motor backed by a battery to power the vehicle. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2020
2021 Toyota Prius Prime review: The gateway to electrified commuting

Judging the Toyota Prius for being an appliance is common. Average consumers and enthusiasts alike think this spaceship-looking hatchback is nothing but a vehicle to get you from A to B. For the record, the Prius is a pioneer. As one of the first gas-electric hybrids, it helped jump-start the move toward electrification. Now, there […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2020
2021 Audi A3 45 TFSI e blends power and efficiency in a compact package

Audi’s smallest car has been electrified and it promises to let you have your cake and eat it too. Powering the 2021 Audi A3 45 TFSI e is 1.4-liter turbo-four paired to an electric motor and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Total system output is 242 hp and a whopping 295 lb-ft of torque. In […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2020
Kia intends to turn up the fun factor with future EVs, hybrids

Kia wants to be known as a sporty brand. With cars like the drift-happy Stinger, it has every right to be. Now, that car’s influence has trickled down to the rest of the lineup. The standard vehicles now possess solid driving manners and the arrival of cars like the Forte GT and the upcoming K5 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2020
2022 Nissan Ariya shows the brand is innovating again

When the Nissan Ariya debuted earlier this year, it showcased everything from a futuristic yet minimalistic interior to semi-autonomous driving assistance technologies. Look even closer and you’ll realize that this electric SUV is more than just a tech and design showcase. It’s a statement of intent from Nissan; a car that flaunts everything the brand […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2020