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
SAIC and Luminar Technologies form partnership for autonomous EVs

Luminar Technologies has announced that it has partnered up with SAIC, the largest automaker in China to supply the latter’s upcoming R Brand battery-electric vehicles with advanced driver assistance and autonomous technologies. SAIC’s upcoming EV lineup is set to start production with the intent of making autonomous and driver assistance technologies standard across all vehicles. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/18/2021
2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV estimated to get 32-mile EV range

Hyundai has released more details on the 2022 Tucson Plug-In Hybrid, the most powerful iteration of its popular compact crossover to date. Like the standard hybrid, the Tucson PHEV gets a 1.6-liter turbo-four paired to an electric motor, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a lithium-ion battery. The battery used in the Tucson PHEV is larger […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/18/2021
All-electric BMW 5 Series, 7 Series, and X1 are coming

The iX and i4 aren’t the only all-electric BMW models coming. At its 2021 Media Day Conference, the German brand has announced the full extent of its electrification offensive. By 2023, BMW plans to have an EV for 90 percent of the segment that it competes in. “We are consciously adopting a broad approach with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
Mini to become an all electric brand by “early 2030s”

Mini will be the next brand to go all-electric by the 2030s. During BMW Group’s 2021 Media Conference Day, it was announced that Mini’s last internal combustion engine will be introduced by 2025. By 2027, Mini expects electric vehicles to make up at least 50 percent of its sales. Despite that, Mini will stay a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
Hyundai offering EV buyers free fast charging with Electrify America

Hyundai has announced that 2021 Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric models will now get complimentary fast charging via the Electrify America Network. Owners will need to use the Electrify America app to find the nearest station and access their free charging. In total, Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric owners will be able to access 250 kWh […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
Toyota Aygo X Prologue debuts, previews electric future

Toyota has revealed the Aygo X Prologue, a wacky looking concept previewing the next-generation of the brand’s city car. Right away, you’ll notice that this pint-size hatchback lacks a grille, hinting that it’s a battery-electric vehicle. The headlights are connected by a single LED strip, giving the Aygo X Prologue a face. In the rear, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
BMW debuts electric 2022 BMW i4 sports sedan

The production 2022 BMW i4 has been unveiled and it looks similar to the upcoming 4 Series Gran Coupe. That means the all-electric four-door sedan sports a swoopy, coupe-like roofline, giving the car a long, lean look. Key design cues include blue exterior accents, aerodynamic-looking alloy wheels, and a massive kidney grille that’s partially closed. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
BMW debuts 2022 iX models, provides preliminary U.S. pricing on xDrive50 model

BMW has announced more information on its upcoming iX all-electric crossover. One of the highlights is the manufacturing process because the 2022 iX will be produced sustainably. That means the factory building the car will be powered by renewable energy. Material components are all recycled and take into consideration people’s allergies by placing bits with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
Toyota executive says competitors’ switch to all-electric vehicles has many challenges to overcome: Report

A Toyota executive is expected to express skepticism about competitors’ move to quickly phase out gas-powered vehicles at a hearing with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. Robert Wimmer, director of Energy and Environment Research at Toyota North America, believes that many challenges must be addressed for the transition to electric vehicles to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/16/2021
Ford Europe getting EV and PHEV Transits, build electric one-ton Volkswagen vans

Ford announced today that it will add all-electric and plug-in hybrid versions of its next-generation Transit commercial van. Production for both the Transit EV and PHEV will start in 2023 at Ford’s Otosan facility in Kocaeli, Turkey with sales commencing in Europe first. In addition, Ford will also build a one-ton commercial van for Volkswagen […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/16/2021