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
2022 Mazda MX-30 EV has a 100-mile range, starts at $34,645

More details have finally been released on the 2022 Mazda MX-30 EV, the Japanese brand’s first battery-electric vehicle in the United States. The most important one is the range and it appears the subcompact crossover will get an EPA rating of 100 miles per charge. That’s on the low end of the spectrum along with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/24/2021
A 101-year-old man learned to drive in Ford Model T, test drives a Mustang Mach-E

At 101 years old, Harold Baggott has seen a lot during his life. He was born in 1920, around the same time as the automobile started to gain prominence. The first time he drove a car was when he was 10 in his family farm’s milkman delivery float using a Ford Model T. Baggott eventually […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/23/2021
Ford E-Transit begins customer trials in Europe

Prospective European customers of the Ford E-Transit, an all-electric version of the popular commercial van, have started trials to see how it integrates into their fleets. A total of 10 vans are being put into a series of real-world operations to evaluate their viability. These scenarios include postal, municipal, utility operations, and last-mile grocery deliveries […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/23/2021
Dodge to show EV muscle car concept next year: Report

Dodge has risen as one of the important brands under the Stellantis umbrella and it will use electrification to amplify the performance of its vehicles. Before the production version of its first all-electric muscle car arrives in 2024, Dodge will preview it with a concept car next year. Speaking with Automotive News, Tim Kuniskis, CEO […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/23/2021
2022 Polestar 2 gets more range, lower starting price

The 2022 Polestar 2 has been announced with more range and a lower starting price. Quite possibly the biggest news is that the front-drive single-motor version is now available in the U.S. That gets you an EPA-estimated 265 miles of range on a single charge and 228 hp and 243 lb-ft of torque. Polestar says […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/23/2021
2022 Mini Cooper S E gets a small range bump

There aren’t that many choices left for battery-electric vehicles made specifically for city or short-distance driving and commuting. With the Hyundai Ioniq Electric gone, your choices are down to the Nissan Leaf and the refreshed 2022 Mini Cooper SE. When it initially arrived, the all-electric Cooper S E was rated for 110 miles per charge […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/23/2021
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV detailed as a new range-topping option

The 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV has been announced as the second electrified model in the lineup. Thanks to a larger battery and a more powerful electric motor, it gets more flexibility while offering more power and seating for six. Available in SX and SX Prestige grades, the Sorento PHEV sits at the top of the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/23/2021
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV can travel up to 32 miles in EV mode

The EPA has released the efficiency ratings for the 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV and we like what we’re seeing. In all-electric mode, the Sorento PHEV can travel up to 32 miles, meaning you can easily commute emissions-free, especially if you don’t live far from work. When driven as a hybrid, the EPA rates the Sorento […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/23/2021
Ford Performance teases company’s first crate electric motor

Ford Performance took to Twitter to tease its first crate electric motor ahead of its official debut at the 2021 SEMA show. Called the Eluminator, Ford showed off three diagrams of the electric motor with one featuring measurements. At 570 mm or around 22.4 inches, this unit is compact enough to fit in nearly every […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/20/2021
Volta Zero electric trucks put through real-world testing

Volta Trucks, a manufacturer of all-electric commercial vehicles, has started engineering and real-world development testing of its newest model. Dubbed the Volta Zero, this electric 16-ton truck was designed for inner-city operations. The prototype, affectionately called Volta Minus One by engineers, will be used to test all of the truck’s electro-mechanical and thermal properties including […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/20/2021