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
Winnebago e-RV Concept electrifies van life for the future

Winnebago Industries revealed the first concept for an all-electric, zero-emissions motor home from a major RV maker. Called the Winnebago e-RV, this project was under development for over two years by the company’s Advanced Technology Group and is a fully functional vehicle that aims to redefined efficiency, comfort, and functionality.  “This is an exciting time for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2022
Hyundai Motor Group partners with IonQ for next-generation battery development

Hyundai Motor Group has announced its latest partnership for next-generation battery development, this time it’s with IonQ a company leading in trapped-ion quantum computing. The partnership aims to develop new variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithms to study lithium compounds and their chemical reactions involved in battery chemistry. This is expected to make significant improvements in future lithium-ion […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2022
Genesis GV90 to round out the SUV range as the electric flagship

Hyundai Motor Group’s Genesis luxury division has been on a roll and its electrification plan is one of the most comprehensive. It has since revealed three battery-electric vehicles, the Electrified G80, Electrified GV70, and the GV60. These are just the tip of the iceberg because more are coming including all-electric versions of the GV80, G90, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2022
Porsche Taycan Turbo S revealed as the new safety car for Formula E

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has been revealed as Formula E’s latest safety car. Scheduled to debut this season in the race’s first event in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, the all-electric sports sedan wears the colors of the 11 teams participating this season and the colors of the FIA and Formula E. It sports a white […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2022
Mopar introduces new level 2 plug in chargers for Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Chrysler Pacific, and future EVs

Mopar has announced that it will offer level 2 (240-volt) AC wall chargers for homes to support owners of Jeep’s 4xe vehicles and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Available in plug-in or hardwired versions, the unit supplies 32 amps/7.7 kW of maximum power. This allows you to fully charge your plug-in hybrid vehicle in around two […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2022
Report: Did Mazda just patent a rotary hybrid powertrain?

Mazda has long been associated with the rotary engine. It was one of its distinguishing technologies when it first appeared on the Cosmo sports car. The engine eventually found its way to several vehicles including the legendary twin-turbocharged FD (fourth generation) RX-7. We last saw the rotary engine in the RX-8, which ended production in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/17/2022
2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid adds Platinum Edition

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid lineup has expanded with the addition of the Platinum Edition variant. This follows the Panamera E-Hybrid sedan, which was the first to get this treatment. Like its low-riding sibling, the Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum Edition gets more standard equipment and Satin Platinum exterior design elements to strengthen its value proposition. The […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/17/2022
2023 Kia Niro carries over hybrid powertrain, grows in size slightly

The all-important specifications of the 2023 Kia Niro have been revealed, at least for the standard hybrid. In addition to its awesome new look, the hybrid crossover grows in size. It’s 0.8 inches taller and longer and 0.4 inches wider while the wheelbase grows by 0.7 longer, putting squarely on the larger end of the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/17/2022
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric review: The building blocks

There’s no doubt that Hyundai has emerged as one of the leaders in electrification. It quietly got there thanks to vehicles like the Kona Electric, one of the first long-range battery-electric vehicles on the market. This subcompact crossover was secretly in the 300-mile club before vehicles like the Volkswagen ID.4 and Ford Mustang Mach-E even […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/17/2022
2022 Lexus RX 450h L gets Black Line Edition treatment

It was only a matter of time before more Lexus vehicles got the Black Line treatment. First, the outgoing NX, five-seat RX, and the subcompact UX got it, now the three-row RX L joins that lineup. Yup, you read right, the 2022 Lexus RX 450h L will be available in the Black Line Edition just […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2022