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
Volvo VNR Electric Semi gets massive 110-unit order

Electrification isn’t just becoming a big deal among retail customers; commercial and logistics buyers are also turning to the technology to improve operations while cutting emissions. Volvo Trucks North America has long been a proponent of electrification and it’s one of the first to offer battery-electric semi-trucks to its customers. The Class 8 Volvo VNR […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/30/2022
Lotus Eletre revealed, touted as the first electric hyper SUV

After so many teasers, we finally get to see the Lotus Eletre in all of its glory. This is the second battery-electric vehicle in the British brand’s product offensive, its first SUV, and the first vehicle on a new BEV-specific platform. Like other Lotus models that came before it, the Eletre applies the brand’s core […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/30/2022
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class PHEV variants officially confirmed

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has been previewed ahead of its global debut undergoing intense cold-weather testing. Mercedes engineers took prototypes to testing sites in Arjeplog, Sweden to put them through durability testing when temperatures are below freezing. Additionally, the GLC-Class’s suspension got put through tough road conditions like icy hills with a gradient of up […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/29/2022
BMW is doubling down on BEVs and PHEVs for next-generation models: Report

BMW has been laser-focused on its electrification push with new battery-electric vehicles like the iX and i4. Alongside them are plug-in hybrid variants of its most popular models including its bestsellers, the X5, 3 Series, and 5 Series. The German automaker is poised to continue that offensive for its future vehicles. The folks over at […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/29/2022
Next-generation Mini Cooper Electric to offer two battery options: Report

Mini recently previewed its next-generation, all-electric Hardtop with photos of a camouflaged prototype undergoing cold-weather testing. It revealed that the upcoming iteration of the quirky hatchback was developed with a battery-electric variant from the start. Luckily, Mini also invited some European outlets to take part in ride-alongs during the evaluation session and the U.K.’s Autocar […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/28/2022
Lotus Eletre is the official name of the brand’s first SUV

Lotus’ first SUV, known as Type 132, finally has a name and it’s Eletre. That’s fitting considering this battery-electric utility vehicle is the first of four new products coming from the British brand. The Lotus Eletre makes its official debut tomorrow after being teased over the last few months. We’ve seen everything from its aero-enhancing […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/28/2022
Nissan doubles down on electrification, ends investment in pure internal combustion engines

Nissan has revealed that it will have a total of six electrified vehicles for Europe coming this summer. This announcement also disclosed that the automaker will no longer launch pure internal combustion engines in Europe starting in 2023. By 2026, it expects its sales mix to make up 75 percent electrified vehicles and is aiming […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/24/2022
Electrify America reveals future charging station design and new generation charger

Electrify America just unveiled its latest design for future charging stations. These aim to be more focused on the customer experience and ease the transition to electrified mobility. With installation planned for 2022 and 2023, these new stations will start appearing in select cities including Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Diego, Beverly Hills, Manhattan, and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/24/2022
Honda confirms three new electrified crossovers including CR-V Hybrid and PHEV

Hot on the heels of the Civic Hybrid’s reveal in Europe, Honda has announced that the European market will get three more electrified models by 2023. All of them are crossovers and one is a full battery-electric vehicle that will likely slot above the Honda e city car. Called the e:Ny1, Honda’s second BEV for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/23/2022
2022 Honda Civic Hybrid sports updated two-motor hybrid system

The Honda Civic Hybrid has been revealed and it’s available only in the practical yet stylish hatchback configuration. Its launch marks the electrification of Honda’s offerings in Europe, meaning there’s at least a hybrid in each model line. Now in its eleventh generation, the Civic hatchback sports a longer wheelbase yet it’s 20 percent lighter […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/23/2022