Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says

 

Tesla CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskTesla network outage leaves owners unable to connect to vehicles The pandemic showed states that businesses don't need special favors Would becoming one of the first people to settle Mars be worth dying for? MORE said Tuesday the company would deliver FDA-approved ventilators to hospitals within the company’s delivery area.

“We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse," Musk tweeted, requesting that inquiries be directed to himself and Tesla.

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The Tesla chief executive said last week that the electric car manufacturer had bought more than 1,200 surplus ventilators from China and shipped them to the U.S. by air.

Numerous U.S. companies have volunteered their resources to fight the virus, including several companies that have volunteered to manufacture personal protective equipment and ventilators, the latter a critical supply for hospitals hit hard by the pandemic. President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE has also pushed General Motors to manufacture ventilators.

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomOVERNIGHT ENERGY: California seeks to sell only electric cars by 2035 | EPA threatens to close New York City office after Trump threats to 'anarchist' cities | House energy package sparks criticism from left and right California seeks to sell only electric cars by 2035 EPA head questions connection of climate change to natural disasters MORE (D) said last week that Musk had given 1,000 ventilators from the state, an early epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S.

The Hill has reached out to Tesla for more details on ventilators it planned to ship.