Engineers at Tesla flagged a prototype for a ventilator on Sunday evening in a video uploaded on the company’s YouTube channel, as hospitals across the country overwhelmed by coronavirus patients face device shortages.
The design for the ventilators relies on Tesla automotive components, one of the engineers stated, enabling the corporate to redeploy present inventory and build the devices quickly.
The video comes two weeks after Chief Executive Elon Musk stated Tesla deliberate to reopen its New York manufacturing unit to build ventilators.
Countries across the world have appealed to auto manufacturers and aerospace firms to help build or make ventilators and different medical equipment amid the growing variety of coronavirus infections.
Over one million individuals have been infected worldwide by the coronavirus, while more than 65,000 have been killed. The U.S. has the most number of cases above 300,000.
On March 30, Ford Motor stated it might build 50,000 ventilators in the following 100 days at a facility in Michigan in cooperation with General Electric’s healthcare unit, and could then construct 30,000 per thirty days as needed.
Musk stated March 31 that Tesla planned to supply FDA-accredited ventilators free of cost to hospitals within areas where the electric car manufacturer delivers.