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
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
BMW’s iDrive 8 interface is now your in-car digital assistant

BMW has revealed the latest version of its iDrive multimedia interface that will first debut on the iX and i4 battery-electric vehicles. Called iDrive 8, the system has been optimized for speech andtouch screenn controls. Building on the digital assistant function that first appeared on iDrive 7, the system now understands natural language and will […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
Volkswagen to significantly increase battery production, further expand charging network

During its first Power Day, Volkswagen revealed its road map to 2030 and has placed making battery technology accessible to everyone at the center of its electrification offensive. To do that, the company is pushing with its planned increase in battery production to meet higher demand, especially in Europe. “E-mobility has become core business for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
Toyota confirms first EV rides on the e-TNGA platform

Toyota’s first battery-electric vehicle is set to make its first public debut at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show and we have new details regarding what’s under the skin. Toyota has confirmed that its electric crossover will be underpinned by the e-TNGA platform, which is specifically built for EVs. The e-TNGA platform stands out for its […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
2022 Kia EV6 revealed, showing off the new design direction for the company

The wraps have officially come off the 2022 Kia EV6, the brand’s first dedicated battery-electric vehicle. This is the second vehicle on the Hyundai Motor Group’s EV-specific architecture E-GMP. The EV6 also debuts the brand’s new design language dubbed Opposites United, which is inspired by contrasts found in nature and humanity and will find its […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid review: Hybrid performance without sacrificing crossover utility

Compact crossovers have taken over as the de facto family vehicle of the modern age. They must be comfortable, spacious, and flexible enough to handle the rigors of family life. What if you’re looking for one that’s also fuel-efficient and powerful? Luckily, there’s one that fits the bill: the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Does this […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
The 2022 Nissan Ariya’s exterior colors span the entire spectrum

Nissan has shown the 2022 Ariya’s entire exterior color palette and there’s a whole range to suit every taste. Two of the 10 choices are even exclusive to Nissan’s new battery-electric crossover. The hero color, Akatsuki Copper, looks like a mix of bronze and rose gold complemented by a contrasting black roof. Aurora Green is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/12/2021
Canoo shows off pickup truck concept and its awesome

Canoo has officially revealed its all-electric pickup at the Motor Press Guild’s Virtual Media Day and it comes packing with many cool, helpful features that’ll come in handy for work and play. The truck’s design looks similar to the first model that Canoo introduced, the podlike car simply called the Lifestyle Vehicle. The pickup has […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/11/2021
Toyota X Prologue teased ahead of next week’s debut

Toyota has given a glimpse of what could be a concept car hinting at its first battery-electric vehicle. Dubbed the X Prologue, the sole teaser photo Toyota provided shows the front end of the car, which doesn’t appear to have a grille. The headlights appear to be linked by a single full-width LED strip, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/10/2021
2022 Alfa Romeo Tonale: Will this electrified crossover thrill?

Alfa Romeo is finally getting a new member in its lineup and yes, it’s another crossover. The Tonale will be the brand’s first electrified vehicle, a plug-in hybrid that aims to offer the thrilling driving experience of vehicles wearing the storied Alfa Romeo badge. With its arrival later this year, what can we expect from […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/9/2021