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New Apple TV remote released today goes back to physical buttons after the previous remote had that terrible touch sensitive pad used to move around the screen !

Don't get rid of the buttons. We like buttons. Hey Porsche are you listening ?

I'm so close to just ordering a new Macan GTS and skipping the next touch pad generation in the hope the buttons make a triumphant return in the future.

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Could not have said it better !

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from Wikipedia: Porsche is currently developing the next generation of the Macan, which will be fully electric. It is planned to use two electric motors with all-wheel drive and the same two-speed automatic transmission from the Taycan. The new Macan is expected to begin production in 2023. Before then, Porsche will update the first-generation Macan in 2021, which Porsche intends to sell alongside the all-electric Macan at its debut
 

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Excellent Motor1 article.

Sounds that Porsche will sunset the gasoline vehicle only after the EV has successfully been launched. That wind-down may be region-by-region rather than all at once. While Europe tightens emissions regulations (Euro 7 takes effect for 2025), the biggest auto markets (China, USA) with more lax emissions regulation and/or cheap fossil fuels will continue to have solid demand for gas burners, at least in suburban and rural areas. That being said, the Taycan seems to be meeting sales goals so one would not expect Porsche to be timid about making future EV launches as quick as they can. The demand is there; Tesla and other premium EV makers don't seem to have any problem finding buyers. Of course all schedules may slide due to supply chain hiccups. It may be that Porsche will need to extend gasoline models if they have a more stable supply chain with easily extensible contracts. It's tough to launch an all-new electric anything right now as demand for all electronics is strong. Let's face it, Apple is ahead of everyone in line for the first runs of new chipsets.

A photographer with sharp eyes snagged a view of a clay model of what looks like a possible Macan EV at the Porsche LeMans hybrid car unveiling event. It looks as though Porsche may be intending to retain as much dimensional similarity & perhaps upper body parts sharing as possible from the current Q5-based Macan with the future PPE-based EV.

Subsequently that clay buck was rendered into a possible look for the new EV. Nothing too daring going on here, but I like the efforts to tidy it up and maybe even clean up the aerodynamics a tad. Might have to soften some of the hard horizontal creases to pass pedestrian impact safety rules. Anything is better than the current confused mess of a fascia Porsche offers today. In my experience, vehicle designers often need reminders that an automobile is supposed to flow through the air with minimal resistance, not blend the atmosphere like a food processor or push it like a snow plow.
 
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