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Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says

 

Tesla CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskWhatsApp delays controversial privacy update Fringe social networks boosted after mob attack NASA's Europa Clipper has been liberated from the Space Launch System 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 TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE has also pushed General Motors to manufacture ventilators.

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomREAD: Harris letter resigning from Senate ahead of inauguration Harris resigns Senate seat ahead of swearing in as VP Harris to resign from Senate seat on Monday 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.