• Carmakers use factories to produce medical supplies

    Date:25 March 2020 Author: Imogen Searra

    Car manufacturers have stepped up to the plate and have answered pleas from government to assist in producing ventilators and face masks. These will be used to help replenish hospital supplies in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Fiat in China has begun converting its car plants to produce a million masks a month. According to the BBC, chief executive of Fiat, Mike Manley, confirmed that he wants production to begin in the upcoming weeks.

    General Motors, Ford and Tesla in the United States have committed their support to provide resources that will help to produce ventilators. Nissan and Formula 1 teams in the UK have also agreed to help.

    Car plants in Europe, USA and Asia have paused production to try flatten the curve but will help to make the vital medical supplies needed by medial and healthcare professionals.

     

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