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
U.S.-spec 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is much larger than you’d expect

Pictures don’t do the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 justice. It looks like a tall hatchback in photos but once you see the car in the metal as we did recently at an undisclosed location, you’ll immediately notice just how big it is. The angular exterior and pixel-type LED lighting all to create a cohesive retro-futuristic […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/24/2021
Ford is working toward an EV-only U.S. lineup: Report

While Ford has not made a formal announcement on going all-electric like crosstown rival General Motors, it appears that it’s going in that direction too. According to a report from Automotive News, Ford is moving toward an electric future but hasn’t committed to a date for when to make the full transition in North America. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/24/2021
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: One last hurrah

Although it’s one of the oldest crossovers on the market, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has one of the most interesting plug-in hybrid powertrains. Unlike the majority of hybrids on the market, this rig operates more like a battery-electric vehicle during most driving situations. Is that enough to make up for the Outlander’s age? What […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/24/2021
Ford and SK Innovation start joint venture for U.S. battery manufacturing

Ford and SK Innovations have announced that they’ve signed a memorandum of understanding to create a new joint venture called BlueOvalSK. This partnership is for manufacturing batteries in the U.S., which Ford says will total up to 60 GWh starting in the middle of this decade and will have the potential to expand. “This MoU […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
Lexus to introduce first PHEV this year, EV to follow in 2022

Lexus has announced that it will introduce its first plug-in hybrid vehicle this year. It will be followed by its first battery-electric vehicle in 2022. The brand says that its first PHEV will be a mass-market model and it’s safe to say that it’ll be the next-generation NX compact crossover. The next-generation Lexus NX is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
Canoo opens reservations for lineup

Canoo has announced that it will be taking reservations for its lineup as long as you put down a $100 deposit. The Lifestyle Vehicle, which is essentially a battery-electric van will cost between $34,750 to $49,950 depending on whether you get the base or premium model. It promises the interior space of a large SUV […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Bolt EV ships out to dealers early

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV have shipped out to dealers ahead of schedule. Despite delayed rollouts and a microchip shortage, General Motors was able to deliver both vehicles ahead of schedule. As confirmed by Green Car Reports, the first Bolt EUV deliveries are expected to happen before the end of May. Both […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
New York state government to add DC chargers in central New York

The state government of New York has announced that it will add up to 19 DC chargers across central New York. This is part of an agreement between Mirabito and the New York Power Authority (NYPA). The DC chargers will be spread across five hubs with the first being in an Oneonta Mirabito Convenience Store, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
2022 BMW iX and i4 to make North American debut on June 1

The 2022 BMW iX and i4 will finally make their way across the pond and debut on June 1. Both cars will be shown at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA where they will be part of a new brand experience called Space by BMW. This is a new two-story gallery-type showcase with BMW, Mini, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
Kia debuts U.S.-spec 2022 EV6 with up to 300 miles of range and 576 horsepower

Kia has formally announced the U.S.-spec 2022 EV6, which will be available in four different flavors, including the potent GT model. This is the second vehicle on Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture and is the first model to launch under the brand’s Plan S strategy. Expected to go on sale in early 2022, the 2022 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/18/2021