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 Lexus RX 450h review: Quintessentially Lexus

No other model defines Lexus as well as the RX. This was one of the first vehicles to prove that you can blend a commanding seating position with a carlike ride, a combination that helped the crossover become a popular choice. The RX was also one of the first to introduce an electrified powertrain, offering […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/6/2021
Ford and Mazda’s future electrified offerings take aim at the Subaru Outback and its dominance

It’s no secret that many automakers want to replicate Subaru’s success with the Outback. No other wagon sells in higher numbers and because it’s tall, rugged, and practical, it appeals to so many consumers. That includes enthusiasts, many of which turn their Outback’s into rugged outdoor utility vehicles to go just about anywhere they please. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/5/2021
Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV spied up close with a detailed look at the interior

The next member of Mercedes-Benz’s EQ family has been caught inside and out. Dubbed the EQS SUV, this is the first of two crossovers on the brand’s dedicated battery-electric vehicle architecture called EVA. Like the EQS sedan, the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is curvy and its headlights are connected to a closed grille just like its […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/5/2021
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: What we know about the potential mainstream performance EV

Hyundai’s Ioniq sub-brand has officially launched with the Ioniq 5, a compact crossover with retro styling and up to 300 miles of range on a charge. That’s just the beginning because a three-row crossover and a sedan are also coming. The latter, called the Ioniq 6, is due next year and it could change the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Ford E-Transit starts at $43,295, registration now open

Ford has officially opened the registration website for its E-Transit battery-electric commercial van ahead of order banks opening in July. The van will cost $43,295 for a cutaway model and will go up to $52,690 for the high-roof extended wheelbase cargo van. Ford says that in North America, 450 commercial customers include 200 fleet and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Quick look: Nissan Concierge is like having a personal assistant everywhere

(Editor’s note: We’re about to spend 3 months with Nissan Concierge as part of a long-term Nissan Leaf loan, and look forward to bringing you more experiences with the product during that time.) Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a personal assistant? I know I have. Well, I finally got […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Polestar 2 adds digital key and updated Polestar app

Polestar continues to add new functions to the Polestar 2 via over-the-air (OTA) updates. This time, the car gets a digital key function, which allows owners to use their smartphone as the key to the vehicle. The Polestar app has also been updated, allowing you access to battery status, remote locking, and remote climate start. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/3/2021
Ford doubles down on solid-state battery development, boosts investment in Solid Power

Ford has announced an increased investment in Solid State, a leader in the development of solid-state batteries for electric vehicles. This is the second time the Blue Oval has backed Solid State after it first gave the company funding back in 2019. This time, Ford will contribute $130 million to Solid State, which is also […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/3/2021
2021 Toyota Venza review: The understated luxury hybrid

The original Toyota Venza was way ahead of its time. A crossover that was more carlike wasn’t well understood when the original car first arrived. Since then, the crossover craze has reached new heights and a new segment between the RAV4 and Highlander emerged as a fast-growing niche. The Venza has returned, too, after a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/3/2021
ChargePoint app adds support for Android Auto

ChargePoint announced that it has been integrated into the Android Auto interface to allow drivers to easily access charging infrastructure information. This is the latest addition to ChargePoint’s growing list of collaborations because the app is already compatible with Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay. Polestar and Volvo even have an integrated ChargePoint app in their […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/30/2021