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Tesla can make ventilators if there is a shortage, Elon Musk says

Written by James Delahunty @ 19 Mar 2020 1:06

Tesla can make ventilators if there is a shortage, Elon Musk says

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has tweeted that the carmaker can make ventilators at its factories if there is a shortage.
The Tesla and SpaceX boss has tweeted a bit recently about the COVID-19 pandemic and seems to have taken some flack for suggesting the panic over the virus will do more damage than the virus.

Whether true or not, Elon responded to a tweet asking him if Tesla's factories could make ventilators.

"We will make ventilators if there is a shortage," Musk responded. Later he was told there was a shortage now and he replied by asking for the details of hospitals currently experiencing a shortage.

Tesla's main Fremont factory has been impacted by a "shelter in place" order in the Bay Area that seeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic.

This comes only weeks after operations at Tesla's multi-billion Shanghai facility were disrupted for the same reason.

Tesla's rivals Ford and GM are also reportedly in talks with the federal government about manufacturing equipment to address COVID-19.

via: Engadget

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