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
Honda aims to have 100% EV sales in North America by 2040

Honda has announced that it will only sell battery-electric vehicles in North America by 2040. This is part of an increased commitment to carbon neutrality and safety technology, which will start in the 2024 model year with the launch of new EV models on a new platform called e: Architecture. By 2050, Honda aims to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/23/2021
BMW accelerates battery development, solid state batteries to arrive by 2030

BMW has announced that it has pushed forward its electrification plans by ramping up battery technology development. Part of this is so that the upcoming Neue Klasse range can benefit from the new cells, which aim to prioritize performance and sustainability. “With the Neue Klasse, we will make a big leap in technology in electric […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/23/2021
Does the Honda SUV e: prototype preview an all-electric HR-V?

Honda debuted the SUV e: prototype at the Shanghai auto show and based on the way it looks, this previews an all-electric HR-V. This previews the first of 10 electrified vehicles that Honda plans to introduce to the Chinese market. The first will be the production version of the SUV e: prototype is scheduled to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/23/2021
Bridgestone partners with Lightyear for first solar EV

Bridgestone has announced that it will provide tires for Netherlands-based Lightyear, which has produced a solar-powered battery-electric vehicle. The Lightyear One will use a specially developed tire that has low rolling resistance and requires less raw materials to produce, minimizing its environmental impact while improving performance. This latest EV aims to address range anxiety and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/22/2021
Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volvo XC40 Recharge get top safety ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released the ratings for two battery-electric vehicles, the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Both received high marks with the Ford qualifying for a Top Safety Pick award and the Volvo getting the higher Top Safety Pick+. Both cars join the Tesla Model 3, Audi […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/22/2021
Where are the hybrid and PHEV variants of Santa Cruz? We might be able to explain their absence

Hyundai just took the wraps off the long-awaited 2022 Santa Cruz crossover pickup and it looks stunning. This is a true compact truck in terms of size and dimensions and reviving a segment that’s long been dormant. With that said, we can’t help but wonder where the electrified powertrain options are. In the age of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/21/2021
2023 Cadillac Lyriq debuts looking a lot like the concept with 300 miles of range

Cadillac has officially unveiled the 2023 Lyriq, its first battery-electric model that will be underpinned by General Motors’ Ultium platform. This is the first of a range of EVs that Cadillac will add to its lineup and will be followed by a sedan called the Celestiq. You can reserve a Lyriq starting in September with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/21/2021
Nissan Rogue e-Power confirmed for Europe

Nissan used the 2021 Shanghai auto show to show off its latest creations, including the global market Rogue, which is known outside of the U.S. as the X-Trail. One of the highlights is the addition of the e-Power hybrid system for the European market X-Trail. That makes it the second vehicle outside of Asia to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/19/2021
Audi A6 e-tron Concept previews new EV platform

Audi used the 2021 Shanghai auto show to debut the A6 e-tron Concept, which rides on a new architecture called the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). This platform will underpin vehicles including the production A6 e-tron starting in late 2022. Audi will start moving compact and subcompact cars to the PPE platform during that time as […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/19/2021
2021 Lexus NX 300h review: Prioritizing style and comfort

Although it arrived late to the compact luxury crossover scene as a 2015 model, the Lexus NX quickly became a segment staple. Since then, it has gone on to become one of Lexus’ best-sellers and was also one of the first in its class to offer an electrified variant. Is the NX still an attractive […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/19/2021