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
Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrain, Hybrid Synergy Drive, explained

No other automaker is as synonymous with hybrid powertrains as Toyota. Ever since the first-generation Prius debuted, Toyota has made it clear that it’s the leader in that field. Now, the Japanese automaker has made further commitments to the technology, announcing that every vehicle it sells in the U.S. by 2025 will be available with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/22/2021
Tesla Model Y Standard Range vs. Volkswagen ID.4: Which one should you get?

Even in the battery electric vehicle space, utility vehicles are the dominant body style. As the auto industry transitions toward electrification, crossovers will remain popular as consumer demand for them remains at an all-time high. To meet different needs and requirements, automakers have filled nearly every segment with SUVs, meaning there’s one to fit every […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/22/2021
What is Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system and how does it work?

There are a lot of different types of hybrid systems out there. Toyota has its own proprietary parallel hybrid setup, Hyundai Motor Group, and European automakers use a more conventional layout with a geared transmission, and others use a system that’s biased toward using the electric motor more often. Nissan has been using its e-Power […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/21/2021
Early EV adopters will buy another EV according to J.D. Power

J.D. Power has released its inaugural Electric Vehicle Ownership Experience (EVX) Study and it has shown that early EV adopters are likely to go buy another one. Using a 1,000-point scale, the EVX study measure’s owner’s satisfaction in seven categories: accuracy of stated battery range, public charging station availability, battery range, ownership costs, vehicle quality, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/21/2021
2023 Kia Niro: How will the little electrified crossover evolve?

The Kia Niro came to fruition as a practical, less polarizing answer to the Toyota Prius. Like its chief competitor, the Niro is incredibly efficient with some versions getting over 50 mpg. There are even plug-in and all-electric variants, the latter of which can travel 239 miles per charge. All three flavors were also relatively […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2021
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: What we know so far

The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s debut is imminent. Scheduled to greet the world in a virtual event next month, the Ioniq 5 marks the beginning of Hyundai Motor Group’s battery electric offensive, which will culminate in the addition of 23 new EVs across its three brands. Hyundai will lead the charge with the Ioniq 5, a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2021
Mercedes-Benz reveals the production version of the EQA electric crossover

Mercedes-Benz has officially taken the wraps off the EQA, the first of two all-electric compact crossovers it’s adding to its lineup. Think of the EQA as an all-electric version of the GLA-Class but you can distinguish it with unique design cues like a closed-off grille, full-width taillights, unique 18-inch wheels, additional underbody panels, a rear […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/20/2021
Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture explained

By now, everyone has seen the architecture that will underpin every Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis battery electric vehicle that’s coming as part of Hyundai Motor Group’s wider EV offensive. Over 20 vehicles will ride on this architecture with the first three arriving this year when the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia’s CV, and Genesis’ JW1 debut. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2021
Did the base Porsche Taycan just get teased?

Porsche released a cryptic teaser on Facebook announcing a new Taycan variant. The photo posted shows four different Taycan models, including the 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S. However, the bronze one on the very left had its badge blurred out, preventing anyone from seeing what this new addition is. If we were to make an […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/19/2021
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vs. Hyundai Kona Electric: Which one to get?

Your choices for mainstream electric vehicles with over 200 miles of range per charge have grown significantly over the last few years. The Tesla Model 3 isn’t the only game in town anymore. You’ve got entries from Nissan, Chevrolet, Hyundai, and Kia all vying for a space in your garage. Some entries have a longer […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021