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
Good news! Dacia has a new concept and it’s planning on making new EVs and hybrids

Dacia, the Romanian automaker owned by Groupe Renault has revealed its five-year plan, which is part of the Renaulution strategy. Part of the plan involves Dacia and Russian brand Lada becoming a single business unit, which the company hopes will boost efficiency and competitiveness, especially as the former enters new vehicle segments. “Dacia will stay […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2021
Alpine to go all-electric, announces collaboration with Lotus

Groupe Renault recently announced its intention to go all-in toward electrification and now we know plans for its Alpine division. That brand will be merged with two other entries, Renault Sports Cars, and Renault Sport Racing. All performance vehicle development and racing activity will now be housed under Alpine. As part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2021
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vs. 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus: Which is best?

Electrification is upon us and two automakers are at the forefront of that: Nissan and Tesla. Both are pioneers in electric vehicle development but each one took a different route in bringing out their entries. Now, Tesla and Nissan each have 200-mile EVs that are within the reach of the average consumer. Which one is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
Hyundai teases first images of production version of the Ioniq 5 EV

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been teased once again this time with more revealing shots and videos showing cool details. For starters, it’s clear that the Ioniq 5’s journey from concept to production saw very minor changes. The same headlight and taillight design with the cool pixel-like appearance carried over from the 45 Concept unchanged. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
Mazda’s future product lineup to have varying levels of electrification: Report

Mazda’s future product lineup will determine whether the Japanese company can finally get its business back in order. According to a new report from Nikkei Asia, Mazda’s future product will be crucial to the automaker staying afloat. Starting 2022, vehicles that are part of the “large product” lineup will start rolling out on the new […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
Everything we know about Genesis’ first electric vehicle

The entire Hyundai Motor Group has committed to going all-in on electrification. All three brands will show off their first dedicated EV model very soon. Genesis’ entry is a crossover code-named JW. Unlike parent Hyundai’s Ioniq 5, Genesis’ EV low slung, featuring coupe-like proportions wrapped in a compact package. If you’re wondering how the Genesis […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
Indy Autonomous Challenge shows off first self-driving race car for new series

The Energy Systems Network (ESN) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), the organizers of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) have revealed the race car that will be used for the new series. University teams will be using the same autonomous vehicle in competition, which will commence on October 23, 2021. In addition to encouraging university students […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/12/2021
Axalta’s color of the year is ElectroLight: It’s what plants crave

Axalta, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has revealed its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year. Called ElectroLight, this yellow-green hue hearkens toward the move toward electrification and eco-friendly motoring. Axalta also notes that the ElectroLight color has been formulated with reflective properties, allowing Lidar and radar systems to see it easier. “Offering […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/12/2021
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV teased again, this time with Super Cruise

We’re only a month away from the debut of the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and refreshed Bolt EV, and we’ve got another teaser from the bow tie brand. This time, we get a glimpse of the car’s digital gauge cluster and steering wheel. The current digital gauge cluster appears to have been updated with new […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/12/2021
NIO ET7 debuts with up to 643 hp and lots of driver assistance tech

The NIO ET7 has debuted and this flagship sedan clearly has Tesla in its crosshairs. With nearly the same dimensions as the Model S and other standard-wheelbase full-size sedans, the NIO ET7 will be offered with a full range of cool features including semi-autonomous driving technologies. There’s a whole array of sensors, Lidar, and radar […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2021