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
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
2021 Kia Niro EV review: Approachable and easy to use

As one of the first electrified vehicle families, the Kia Niro was ahead of the game. It covers its bases with a version for every need and level of commitment to electrification. We have the 2021 Kia Niro EV, which also happens to be the most powerful model in the lineup, to see how well […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/29/2021
AMG-Tuned Mercedes-Benz EQS caught testing at the Nürburgring

When Mercedes-Benz first unveiled the 2022 EQS, it announced that it was considering a more potent variant to slot above the EQS 580. Well, we now have evidence that the German brand is working on a hotter version because spy photographers have caught it testing at the Nürburgring. This version is expected to get upward […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/28/2021
Exclusive: Hyundai’s first high-performance EV is coming sooner than you think

Hyundai Motor Group’s all-electric offensive has officially begun with all three of its brands showing off at least one new battery-electric vehicle this year. While we’ve seen the Ioniq 5 from Hyundai, we can’t help but think about an N-badged EV that’s missing in the lineup. Well, that will be short-lived because next year, the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/27/2021
Lotus developing four new platforms, Emira last new model with ICE

Under the Vision80 transformation strategy, Lotus has doubled down on making sure its future is electric. In addition to partnering with several organizations to leverage their expertise in light weighting and motor sport, and improve knowledge on electrification, Lotus has announced four new platforms for its future lineup. Each one is dedicated to the type […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/27/2021
Hyundai developing electrified N models

During Hyundai’s N Day, the 276-hp Kona N wasn’t the only newsworthy bit. The young performance sub-brand has revealed that it has started work on electrified performance models. Battery-electric and fuel cell powertrains are already being developed for use in hotter vehicles. Additionally, the RM20e, the latest iteration of Hyundai’s “rolling laboratory,” is already evaluating […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/27/2021
Alfa Romeo will move to a new platform: Report

Alfa Romeo appears to be undergoing another evolution as electrification becomes the norm. A report from Automotive News Europe reveals that the brand is dropping its much-touted Giorgio platform in a favor of a new electrification-enabled architecture. Incoming CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato revealed that Alfa will move to the new STLA large platform during a round […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/26/2021
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT pricing announced, order books open April 28

Ford will open the order books for the hotter versions of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E on April 28. The high-performance Mach-E GT starts at $61,600 and features two electric motors producing 480 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque combined. If that’s not enough, the Mach-E GT Performance Edition bumps torque output to 634 lb-ft, cutting […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/26/2021