As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the automotive industry is stepping up and using their resources to contribute to the fight against the virus. We’d like to take a moment to highlight several automakers that are rising to the occasion.
Fiat is working to produce 1 million face masks per month. Jaguar is working to produce several thousand visors per week. Toyota is using their 3D printing technology to produce face shields.
Many car manufacturers are stepping up to produce ventilators. Ford has committed to produce 50,000 ventilators by early July and GM has promised to produce 30,000 by the end of August. Tesla has also committed to manufacture ventilators and has already sourced and sent hundreds of ventilators from other manufacturers to hospitals in the U.S.
Other companies joining the cause in various ways include BMW, Ferrari, Fiat-Chrysler, Volkswagen and Mercedes.
We salute all of the automakers around the world who are mobilizing to meet the needs of the global community during the COVID-19 pandemic.