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
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: One last hurrah

Although it’s one of the oldest crossovers on the market, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has one of the most interesting plug-in hybrid powertrains. Unlike the majority of hybrids on the market, this rig operates more like a battery-electric vehicle during most driving situations. Is that enough to make up for the Outlander’s age? What […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/24/2021
Ford and SK Innovation start joint venture for U.S. battery manufacturing

Ford and SK Innovations have announced that they’ve signed a memorandum of understanding to create a new joint venture called BlueOvalSK. This partnership is for manufacturing batteries in the U.S., which Ford says will total up to 60 GWh starting in the middle of this decade and will have the potential to expand. “This MoU […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
Lexus to introduce first PHEV this year, EV to follow in 2022

Lexus has announced that it will introduce its first plug-in hybrid vehicle this year. It will be followed by its first battery-electric vehicle in 2022. The brand says that its first PHEV will be a mass-market model and it’s safe to say that it’ll be the next-generation NX compact crossover. The next-generation Lexus NX is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
Canoo opens reservations for lineup

Canoo has announced that it will be taking reservations for its lineup as long as you put down a $100 deposit. The Lifestyle Vehicle, which is essentially a battery-electric van will cost between $34,750 to $49,950 depending on whether you get the base or premium model. It promises the interior space of a large SUV […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Bolt EV ships out to dealers early

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Bolt EV have shipped out to dealers ahead of schedule. Despite delayed rollouts and a microchip shortage, General Motors was able to deliver both vehicles ahead of schedule. As confirmed by Green Car Reports, the first Bolt EUV deliveries are expected to happen before the end of May. Both […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
New York state government to add DC chargers in central New York

The state government of New York has announced that it will add up to 19 DC chargers across central New York. This is part of an agreement between Mirabito and the New York Power Authority (NYPA). The DC chargers will be spread across five hubs with the first being in an Oneonta Mirabito Convenience Store, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
2022 BMW iX and i4 to make North American debut on June 1

The 2022 BMW iX and i4 will finally make their way across the pond and debut on June 1. Both cars will be shown at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA where they will be part of a new brand experience called Space by BMW. This is a new two-story gallery-type showcase with BMW, Mini, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
Kia debuts U.S.-spec 2022 EV6 with up to 300 miles of range and 576 horsepower

Kia has formally announced the U.S.-spec 2022 EV6, which will be available in four different flavors, including the potent GT model. This is the second vehicle on Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture and is the first model to launch under the brand’s Plan S strategy. Expected to go on sale in early 2022, the 2022 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/18/2021
Lamborghini going only hybrid from 2024, first BEV second half of decade

Lamborghini has announced its electrification plans dubbed Direzione Cor Tauri, which aims to cut the carbon footprint of its vehicles and the Sant ’Agata Bolognese facility. The brand aims to preserve its focus on performance as it electrifies its lineup by following a holistic approach to sustainability without sacrificing its identity. “Lamborghini’s electrification plan is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/18/2021
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is a chonky boi weighing 9,000 pounds: Report

If you didn’t already know, battery-electric vehicles are heavy. Big batteries make up most of that heft and as a result, automakers mount it under the passenger cabin to keep all of the weight as low as possible. Thank goodness for that because the 2022 GMC Hummer EV appears to be quite heavy. If we’re […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/18/2021