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
What is Nissan’s e-Pedal system?

When the second-generation Nissan Leaf debuted as a 2018 model nearly four years ago, it came with a bunch of cool driver aids to help reduce the stress of your commute. One of them is e-Pedal, a system that teaches you how to one-pedal drive the car through all types of road conditions. You may […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/30/2020
FCA investing $204 million in Poland for electrified vehicle production

FCA’s Tychy, Poland manufacturing plant is about to get a nice infusion of cash thanks to the Italian American automaker’s electrification initiative. According to a new report from Reuters, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister, Jaroslaw Gowin, announced that FCA is investing 755 million zlotys, which is equivalent to around $204 million, to prepare the facility for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/30/2020
It pays to shop around to find an EV charger installer

I recently got an electric vehicle charger installed in my home as part of a modernization project that’s finally coming to fruition. Being an auto journalist, I knew I’d need it for my work. Additionally, this could come in handy as electrified vehicles become the norm. So, I shopped around as any smart consumer would […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2020
Signs are pointing to ‘Yes’ for the Toyota Corolla Cross in the U.S.

Car nameplates getting put into a crossover was bound to happen. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Ford Mustang Mach-E are just the beginning as more automakers turn cars into high-riding models. Toyota started doing that in other global markets with the Yaris Cross and Corolla Cross. Of the two, it wouldn’t be a surprise if […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2020
What we know about, and expect from, the next generation Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is a legend in the dirt. It’s one of the most capable mid-size SUVs when the pavement ends and a popular choice among off-road enthusiasts for a reliable, bulletproof rig. There’s no escaping the fact that the 4Runner is dated, though. In production since the 2010 model year, the current generation 4Runner […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2020
Nissan Leaf price and features

You’ve decided on the Nissan Leaf as your next daily driver. With two versions to choose from, you have a big decision ahead to make sure you get the right model to fit your needs. To help you with that, we’ve outlined how each trim breaks down in terms of features and battery size. Nissan […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2020
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid review: The class benchmark electrified

Every compact SUV that enters the market gets compared to the Honda CR-V for a reason. No other competitor blends comfort, agility, efficiency, and space so wonderfully. In short, the CR-V does nearly everything well. Now we have the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, which promises to build on the standard model’s goodness with an efficient […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/28/2020
How long does it take to charge a Nissan Leaf?

The Nissan Leaf is one of the most popular electric vehicles in the world. In production since 2010, over 450,000 units have been sold worldwide. With that said, if you’re in the market for a new EV and the Leaf is on your radar you’re likely wondering how long will it take to charge one? […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/24/2020
What we know about the 2022 Kia Sportage, Kia’s longest-running compact SUV

Kia’s longest-running nameplate, the Sportage, is increasingly becoming more important for the Korean automaker. In addition to being a strong seller, the Sportage is in the most competitive segment in the auto industry. That means Kia needs to do battle against popular offerings like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. So, what can we expect […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/23/2020
2021 Nissan Note e-Power gets AWD in Japanese market

A month after introducing the new Note in its home market of Japan, Nissan has added the Note e-Power AWD. This variant of the cool little subcompact hatchback features an updated version of Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system, the only powertrain available in the Japanese market. Unlike hybrid systems from other automakers, Nissan’s e-Power only drives […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/23/2020