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
The Aston Martin Valhalla is a 950-hp hybrid carbon fiber supercar

Aston Martin has revealed the Valhalla and it looks glorious. This mid-engine supercar is the latest and most important product from the brand’s Project Horizon strategy, which aims to double down on performance and start its transition to hybrid and battery-electric propulsion. The Aston Martin Valhalla promises to be a driver’s car and has been […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/15/2021
Alfa Romeo Tonale confirmed for mid-2022 launch by brand CEO

The Alfa Romeo Tonale finally has a set launch date of mid-2022. This was announced by none other than the brand’s CEO Jean-Phillippe Imparato via Twitter. Together with the date, Imparato also showed photos of what appears to be a meeting at the Alfa Romeo Pomigliano, Italy plant where he met with employees and suppliers. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/15/2021
2022 Lexus RX 450h L gets Black Line Edition treatment

It was only a matter of time before more Lexus vehicles got the Black Line treatment. First, the outgoing NX, five-seat RX, and the subcompact UX got it, now the three-row RX L joins that lineup. Yup, you read right, the 2022 Lexus RX 450h L will be available in the Black Line Edition just […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/15/2021
2022 Audi Q5 PHEV, A7 PHEV get bigger batteries

Two of Audi’s plug-in hybrids have received a major upgrade for the 2022 model year. The 2022 Audi Q5 PHEV and A7 PHEV get a larger 17.9-kWh lithium-ion battery. This replaces the Q5’s current 14.1-kWh unit and the 14.9-kWh pack in the A7. As a result, both cars can travel farther in EV mode at […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/15/2021
Hyundai teases first all-electric N model and hydrogen race car

Hyundai’s N division has a lot of plans in store. With its latest concoctions, the Kona N and Elantra N now out in the open, the Korean brand’s performance arm uses the latter’s reveal to tease two more special projects. At the end of the Elantra N’s reveal video, you see Albert Biermann, president of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/15/2021
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge exudes a different aura in the metal

One look at the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge and you may be thinking that it’s just a coupe-ified XC40 Recharge. While that’s partially true, the low-slung crossover exudes a different presence once you see it in the metal. We recently got a chance to spend time with Volvo’s first dedicated battery-electric vehicle in Los Angeles […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/12/2021
A new study shows electricity gets you more miles than gasoline

A new study has revealed that electricity gets you more miles for your money than a full tank of gasoline. Uswitch has shown that although batteries limit how far you can travel on a single charge, the lower costs to charge a battery-electric vehicle enables you to travel farther for the buck versus a full […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/12/2021
Mazda MX-30 PHEV with rotary range extender on hold: Report

The Mazda MX-30 PHEV with a rotary engine as its range extender appears to have been delayed. According to a new report from Automotive News, the company has put its signature engine on the hold and doesn’t know when it will release it. Originally part of a multi-pronged electrification approach, the rotary engine was going […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/12/2021
2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid is the brand’s second electrified model

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid marks the second addition to the British brand’s electrified vehicle lineup. It follows the Bentayga Hybrid, which was the first electrified Bentley model. Like its crossover sibling, the Flying Spur Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid and is part of Bentley’s Beyond 100 strategy, which aims to electrify the whole […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/12/2021
2023 Polestar 3: What we know about the all-electric performance crossover

The 2023 Polestar 3 is a crucial product for Volvo’s younger sibling brand. Being a crossover, it has broader appeal than the Polestar 2 especially with the added utility offered by the hatch. Further making the Polestar 3 an important vehicle is that it will be underpinned by Volvo Car Group’s new platform dedicated specifically […]

by Stefan Ogbac
7/11/2021