Tesla shows off its COVID-19 ventilator made from Model 3 parts

Tesla shows off its COVID-19 ventilator made from Model 3 parts

Tesla shows off its COVID-19 ventilator made from Model 3 parts

On March 30, Ford said it would produce 50,000 ventilators in the following 100 days at a plant in MI in cooperation with General Electric's healthcare unit, and could then build 30,000 per month as needed.

Tesla has released a video that shows prototypes for a ventilator it's working on that was designed with auto parts.

"Nobody can make you a ventilator right now in two weeks", Cuomo said. He continued to defend his plan to stockpile what ventilators as well as other resources the country has.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously said the company's Buffalo, New York, factory would reopen to produce ventilators.

"We want to use parts that we know really well, that we know the reliability of, and we can go really fast and they are available in volume", said Joseph Mardall, Tesla's engineering directory. She says Tesla has been trying to get up and running, but nothing has materialized yet.

That production timeline means that any Tesla-made ventilators won't be finished in time for the apex of the outbreak in NY state, Cuomo said.

The clip also gives a detailed look at how the ventilator works. Coronavirus lockdown: Latest updatesNew York has become the epicentre of the fight against COVID-19, with more than 122,000 cases in the state and 4,159 deaths.

Cuomo announced that for the first time in days, the state has seen less number of deaths.

But Musk also faced backlash for delivering non-invasive ventilators, known as BiPAP machines, to a hospital in New York City. Rather, they were Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure machines, typically used to treat sleep apnea but recently approved by the FDA as an alternative in the event of a ventilator shortage.

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