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
Acura to go all-in on EVs: Report

The current buzz around the Acura brand revolves around the rebirth of the iconic Integra as a modern hatchback with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder and an available six-speed manual transmission. That also ends the brand’s return to its past as Acura will spearhead Honda’s move toward battery-electric vehicles. Speaking with Automotive News, Emile Korkor, Assistant […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2021
Toyota establishes a battery manufacturing plant in North Carolina

Toyota has announced that it has selected North Carolina for its new battery manufacturing plant in the United States. Scheduled to come online in 2025, Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC), will have four production lines capable of producing lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles. The automaker intends to expand the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite to six production […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2021
Polestar 2 dual-motor is now available with a power upgrade in certain markets

Polestar has announced a new software upgrade that increases the power output of the already potent dual-motor Polestar 2. This isn’t the first time the company has announced such a feature because it’s been doing this to Volvo’s cars for decades. Vehicles like the Volvo C30, V50, and first-generation XC60 got power increases via software […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2021
Stellantis announces new open-air platforms and software

Stellantis has announced the second part of its electrification strategy, which focuses on leveraging software. The company has mapped out its next-generation technologies by building on existing connected vehicle capabilities and transforming how consumers interact with vehicles. This will see Stellantis move to open-air platforms with new features and services added via over-the-air (OTA) updates […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/7/2021
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge goes slightly farther than the XC40 Recharge

Official EPA range estimates for the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge have been published and it’s slightly better than expected. The XC40 Recharge’s svelte sibling is good for 226 miles on a single charge. That’s 3 miles longer than the more practical family member thanks to its lower roofline, which helps it slip through the air […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/6/2021
2022 Kia EV6 travels farther than Hyundai Ioniq 5 according to EPA ratings

The 2022 Kia EV6 finally has an EPA range rating and it’s on the higher end of the spectrum. Long-range single-motor models can travel the farthest at 310 miles per charge while dual-motor variants are good for 274 miles. Even the 168-hp Standard Range single-motor model with a 58-kWh battery is good for 232 miles, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/6/2021
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EPA-rated up to 303 miles

The EPA has finally released the range ratings for the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and we’re liking what we see. Single-motor models are the most efficient at 303 miles per charge while dual-motor variants are good for 256 miles. Surprisingly, the EPA also posted figures for a standard range model, which has a smaller 58-kWh […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/6/2021
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid review: Big, bold, and value-packed

Mid-cycle refreshes are the times when automakers polish an existing model to keep them competitive. Some are more extensive than others and in the case of the Hyundai Santa Fe, it was a thorough one. This popular crossover is on a new platform shared with the latest Sonata and Tucson, and it has a revamped […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/6/2021
Autopia 2099 is Radwood’s techie cousin and that’s a good thing

Electrification is such a big deal these days. Automakers are scrambling to electrify vehicles and people, especially enthusiasts, are eager to see what it will do to cars and car culture. Between curiosity and the need to move to something more sustainable, consumers want to learn what electrification can do for them. For car enthusiasts, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/6/2021
Polestar 3 teased again wearing pixel-like camouflage

The 2023 Polestar 3, Polestar’s first crossover, has been teased once again and we finally get to see some of its exterior design details. Right away, you’ll notice the new take on the Thor’s Hammer LED headlights, which now go up the hood of the car. Like it the Precept show vehicle, they’re thinner and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/3/2021