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
Porsche invests in battery development and in-house production near Weissach

Porsche has announced that it has partnered with Customcells to manufacture batteries at its Weissach Development Center. The joint venture will result in a company called Cellforce Group GmbH and is Porsche’s continued push for leadership in electrification. The federal state of Baden-Württemberg will be contributing to the project with 60 million euros or $71.3 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/22/2021
The series hybrid may just be the way to get consumers to embrace electrification

For most consumers, a battery-electric vehicle isn’t the most viable solution, especially if you don’t have a charger at home. Between range anxiety and the perceived inconvenience of charging, the majority of the U.S. population doesn’t see it as a feasible option just yet. But what if I told you that there’s a potential middle […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/22/2021
Volkswagen’s upcoming ID. Buzz caught early testing in the Alps

It’s been four years since the Volkswagen ID. Buzz Concept debuted at the Detroit auto show and now, we’ve finally caught the production test mule out and about. This prototype, which was testing on the Austrian Alps, wore the shell of a T6.1 commercial passenger van. However, there were a few giveaways that this wasn’t […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/21/2021
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition review: Electric car for the people

Normalizing battery electric vehicles require a lot of work. You need to show consumers that it’s not as intimidating as it seems and transition slowly by keeping things conventional. The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 aims to do just that, promising good road manners and practicality wrapped in a compact crossover shell for maximum appeal. It also […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/21/2021
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD pricing revealed, no significant loss in range

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD now has a price tag. Starting at $44,875, adding a second electric motor will cost you $3,685 more versus an equivalent single-motor ID.4. You don’t seem to lose much though because the added traction and performance of the second electric motor doesn’t affect the crossover’s range very much. The ID.4 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/21/2021
Rivian takes a closer look at the R1T’s interior in a new update

Rivian’s latest update takes a closer look at the R1T’s interior to show off its utility and materials. In line with its rugged image, the Rivian R1T’s cabin can handle everything you can throw at it. At the same time, it’s built sustainably and features a lot of practical touches. The natural-grain ash wood trim, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/18/2021
Canoo announces U.S. manufacturing facility in Oklahoma

Canoo has announced that it will open its first major manufacturing facility in Oklahoma. The site will be the first mega microfactory in the MidAmerica Industrial Park, which is located near Tulsa, Oklahoma, and built on a 400-acre site. According to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, securing Canoo’s commitment to building its battery-electric vehicle plant […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/18/2021
Mazda will launch 13 electrified vehicles globally by 2025

Mazda has announced its revised electrification strategy as part of its Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 plan, which itself is a component of the brand’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. This new initiative will see the continued development of internal combustion engines alongside the introduction of electrified powertrains, enabling Mazda to offer varying degrees of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/17/2021
Honda Clarity discontinued after 2021 model year

The Honda Clarity has officially been discontinued, as production will end in August 2021. Both the fuel cell and plug-in hybrid variants were the last two models left after Honda dropped the 89-mile all-electric version in 2020. Honda recently committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 and aims to have a lineup strictly made up of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/17/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Venza: Which one should you get?

If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient electrified crossover, there’s a wealth of choice out there, especially in the compact and mid-size segments. Toyota alone has a hybrid for every need and if yours only requires two rows, you can choose between the RAV4 Hybrid or the Venza. Which one to get? How does each one […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021