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The Dry Ice-Cooled Electric Motorcycle Racing Toward a World Record

In the world of cars and motorcycles, regardless of how they’re powered, it’s all about speed. Voxan Wattman, a big player in the electric motorcycle sphere, believes they have a non-traditional electric model with a unique dry ice cooling system that’s ready to smash a major world record in that category.

The new Voxan Wattman Dry Ice-Cooled Electric Motorcycle.
The new Voxan Wattman Dry Ice-Cooled Electric Motorcycle.

Voxan Wattman was initially aiming to try to set a new land speed record in July 2020, but as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, their attempt was delayed. For now, the event has been tentatively postponed until 2021. Regardless of the delays, Max Biaggi, who’s been the motorcycle racing world champion a whopping six times now, is still set to be the one who rides the new electric motorcycle at the Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia. The team’s goal is to reach a top speed

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Record slump in German car production could put 100,000 jobs at risk

The coronavirus pandemic, which shattered supply chains and forced automotive manufacturers to close their plants for weeks, caused passenger car production in Germany to tank in the first five months of 2020.

Now sluggish demand and slow recovery in global markets is likely to puts tens of thousands of job in the sector at risk in Germany.

According to the German Automotive Industry Association, only 1.18 million cars were produced between January and May this year, a drop of 44%, or nearly a million vehicles from the same period in 2019.

The last time German car production numbers hit such a low was in 1976. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, director of the Center for Automotive Research in Germany, says his “rather optimistic forecast” shows a decline in car production in Germany by 26% to 3.4 million for 2020.

Dudenhöffer, who also heads the Institute for Customer Insight at the University of St

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