Elon Musk: Tesla has extra coronavirus-fighting ventilators
Tesla’s Elon Musk tweets about his auto company’s ventilator production. FOX Business’ Susan Li with more.
Tesla founder Elon Musk on Tuesday tweeted that the automaker has "extra" ventilators to give to hospitals in need during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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The tweet comes after Musk previously tweeted that Tesla's New York Gigafactory in Buffalo would be retooled for ventilator production "as soon as humanely possible" to help with the state's shortage due to an influx of COVID-19 patients.
"We have extra [Food and Drug Administration]-approved ventilators," Musk tweeted Tuesday.
He added that Tesla "will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions," free of device and shipping costs. Musk said the only requirement for ventilator delivery is that they be used immediately for patients instead of stored in a warehouse while their placement is decided.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thanked Musk in a tweet last week for reopening the factory and "donating hundreds of ventilators to New York City and state, including our public hospitals."
"We're deeply grateful. We need every ventilator we can get our hands on these next few weeks to save lives," de Blasio said.
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