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Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says

 

Tesla CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskElon Musk: Bitcoin energy use 'insane' Elon Musk says Teslas can no longer be purchased with Bitcoin 'SNL' star Michael Che 'stunned' by cultural appropriation backlash over sketch 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 TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE has also pushed General Motors to manufacture ventilators.

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom Caitlyn Jenner in new campaign video slams California for being No. 1 in regulations, taxes and 'people exiting' California gubernatorial candidate under investigation for 1,000 lb. bear campaign mascot Newsom proposes transitional kindergarten for all 4-year-olds in California 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.