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
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric gets a new look and more tech

Hyundai has finally announced the U.S.-spec 2022 Kona lineup and the biggest highlight for the all-electric version is the addition of new tech features. The Kona Electric is now offered with a dual-screen layout featuring two 10.25-inch displays. As with newer Hyundai models, only Kona variants with the smaller main touch screen get a wireless […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/16/2021
Lotus ER-9 design study showcases future EV endurance race car

Lotus has revealed a design study of what could become an endurance race car that may find its way into circuits by the 2030 season. Called the E-R9, this insane concept features a cool delta-wing-like body to maximize aerodynamics and a center canopy similar to what you’d find in a Le Mans prototype race car. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/16/2021
2022 Kia Niro EV to be sold nationwide in the United States

Among battery-electric vehicles outside of Tesla, the Kia Niro EV is one of the most compelling, offering a blend of practicality, range, and user-friendly tech. Unfortunately, not everyone in the nation can buy one because it’s only sold in 12 states. Some competitors like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt, and Tesla’s full range are more […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/16/2021
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets a cool movable center console

Hyundai has set February 23 for the debut of the 2022 Ioniq 5 via a virtual event. That didn’t stop the brand from dropping another teaser, though. We finally get a glimpse of the car’s interior and it looks like it’ll have some nifty features enabled by the E-GMP platform. The biggest highlight is the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/15/2021
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class teased, to offer only electrified powertrains

Mercedes-Benz has teased the next-generation 2022 C-Class and revealed that every powertrain offering will be electrified. This is the first vehicle in the lineup to offer that; however, we don’t know if that includes mild-hybrid applications that use a 48-volt starter generator to smoothen the powerband by filling in torque holes. With the new car […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/15/2021
Jaguar Land Rover doubles down on electrification, company to be carbon net-zero by 2039

Another automaker has announced its intentions to be carbon net-zero as electrification continues to transform the automotive industry. Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it intends to be a carbon net-zero company by 2039 as part of its Reimagine plan. To do that, the automaker has revealed its strategy and includes doubling down on electrified […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/15/2021
2021 Hyundai Elantra infotainment review: Technology for the masses

The infotainment system is an important part of modern vehicles. It’s one of the features an owner will interact with the most, meaning the whole experience must be as easy as possible. Every automaker has its system and not all are created equal. Some stand out more for good reasons, others for added complication. In […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/15/2021
17 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — PHEVs — for first time owners

Plug-in hybrid vehicles are a great way to get a taste of electrified motoring without the range anxiety. The ability to travel set distances strictly in EV mode lets you choose when to drive emissions-free while the gas engine retains a car’s long-distance driving capability. The thought of a new car that runs on gas […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/12/2021
23 conventional hybrids perfect for first time hybrid owners

For first-time owners, switching to a hybrid vehicle may be a new experience. The way the powertrain operates changes how the car behaves and adds new tools to your driving arsenal. That may lead some consumers to pick a car specifically on how easy it is to get accustomed to the driving experience. Luckily, there’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/12/2021
Kia sets march reveal for dedicated EV, revises Plan S strategy

Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle will finally be shown next month. Code-named CV, the EV crossover will be the second vehicle on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform, following the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. This will launch Kia’s electrification offensive, which is part of its Plan S strategy to speed up EV adoption and gain […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/10/2021