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
Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV spied up close with a detailed look at the interior

The next member of Mercedes-Benz’s EQ family has been caught inside and out. Dubbed the EQS SUV, this is the first of two crossovers on the brand’s dedicated battery-electric vehicle architecture called EVA. Like the EQS sedan, the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is curvy and its headlights are connected to a closed grille just like its […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/5/2021
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: What we know about the potential mainstream performance EV

Hyundai’s Ioniq sub-brand has officially launched with the Ioniq 5, a compact crossover with retro styling and up to 300 miles of range on a charge. That’s just the beginning because a three-row crossover and a sedan are also coming. The latter, called the Ioniq 6, is due next year and it could change the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Ford E-Transit starts at $43,295, registration now open

Ford has officially opened the registration website for its E-Transit battery-electric commercial van ahead of order banks opening in July. The van will cost $43,295 for a cutaway model and will go up to $52,690 for the high-roof extended wheelbase cargo van. Ford says that in North America, 450 commercial customers include 200 fleet and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Quick look: Nissan Concierge is like having a personal assistant everywhere

(Editor’s note: We’re about to spend 3 months with Nissan Concierge as part of a long-term Nissan Leaf loan, and look forward to bringing you more experiences with the product during that time.) Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a personal assistant? I know I have. Well, I finally got […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/4/2021
Polestar 2 adds digital key and updated Polestar app

Polestar continues to add new functions to the Polestar 2 via over-the-air (OTA) updates. This time, the car gets a digital key function, which allows owners to use their smartphone as the key to the vehicle. The Polestar app has also been updated, allowing you access to battery status, remote locking, and remote climate start. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/3/2021
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