Pandemic

Daytona motorcycle rally goes on despite pandemic

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Daytona Beach’s annual Bike Week has brought tens of thousands of motorcyclists to the city and its neighbors this weekend — and few of them are wearing masks

The city made a bargain with its bars — 60% capacity indoors in return for the permits necessary for temporary outdoor sales and entertainment. The city is trying to avoid what happened at the Sturgis, South Dakota, motorcycle rally in August — that event led to a disputed number of infections around the country, ranging from several hundred to tens

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2020 new car sales showed strong recovery after initial pandemic shutdown

Auto sales across the country came to a halt last spring, as the public first went into lockdown over coronavirus fears. A drop so precipitous that some brands stopped reporting monthly sales entirely. But surprisingly, after April, when sales dropped by three quarters, the market recovered. Such a massive and quick recovery, that brands started setting sales records. One brand even ended up the year with more sales than 2019, which might be one of the biggest surprises of the year.

After a strong January and February, sales were cut in half for March and dropped 75 per cent in April. Fleet sales, to commercial customers such as daily rental agencies, were especially impacted. Kia Canada vice-president and COO Elias El-Achhab told us in May that only one or two automakers saw any fleet sales in April. 2018 data from GM shows fleet sales made up 25 per cent of

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Global sales of electric cars accelerate fast in 2020 despite pandemic | Environment

Global sales of electric cars accelerated fast in 2020, rising by 43% to more than 3m, despite overall car sales slumping by a fifth during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tesla was the brand selling the most electric cars, delivering almost 500,000, followed by Volkswagen. Sales of electric cars more than doubled in Europe, pushing the region past China as the world’s biggest market for them, according to data published on Tuesday by EV-volumes.com, a Sweden-based consultancy.

Sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) made up 4.2% of the global car market, up from 2.5% in 2019. The rising sales are being driven by government policies to reduce carbon emissions, but a key factor is that electric cars are simply a better technology, said Viktor Irle, sales and marketing analyst at EV-volumes.com.

Sales of electric cars did fall below 2019’s levels from March to June, at

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Motorcycle Riding Tips – Touring During COVID Pandemic

Helmets, gloves, gps devices, grips and essentially everything related to motorcycle use that requires touching is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental in Quito. It’s not as if these items weren’t wiped down before, but now, it is done with more frequency, fervor and efficiency, with microorganisms and the debatably nonliving viral particles in mind. Even the keys and keychain are sanitized.



a man riding a bike down a dirt road in the snow: Wide open spaces on a motorcycle journey may just be the safest (and best) way to enjoy life during a pandemic.


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Wide open spaces on a motorcycle journey may just be the safest (and best) way to enjoy life during a pandemic.

Motorcycle touring and indeed, travel in general, has changed. But the reality is that if these tour operators want to stay open, these changes, both big and small, must be made.



Though motorcycle touring during a pandemic comes with the hassle of extra biosafety measures, this is a nuisance many are willing to accept in order to get out and explore.


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Though motorcycle touring during a pandemic comes with the hassle of extra biosafety measures, this is a nuisance many are willing to accept in order

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