Airbus and Ford say they can make more ventilators if UK ups order

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A group of companies, including Airbus and Ford, could make more than the current government order of 20,000 ventilators and keep making once normal operations begin to restart, the head of the project informed Reuters on Tuesday. Several engineering, aerospace, automotive and Formula One companies have joined each other to produce the equipment in order […]

Ford converts Michigan plant into ventilator factory, promising 50,000 devices by July

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The Ford Motor’s Rawsonville Plant located in Michigan is being converted into a ventilator factory, as hospitals fighting the coronavirus have reported about shortages of the life-saving devices. Ford expects to start building the devices this month and increasing it to 7,200 a week.  The company has promised to provide 50,000 ventilators by July 4, which may be […]

Post-crisis support for U.S. customers ‘would be appropriate’, says Ford

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Ford Motor’s U.S. sales chief stated on Thursday the automaker believes some level of government encouragement will be needed for consumers once the coronavirus pandemic is diminished and that the crisis will spur a permanent shift toward more online vehicle sales in the country. “It’s hard to figure out how long and what the lingering […]

Fiat Chrysler, GM try discounts, online buying to lift declining U.S. sales

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With auto showrooms closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors moved to reboot demand with seven-year, no-interest loans and programs permitting customers to purchase vehicles online. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s new “Drive Forward” marketing program consists of online shopping tools that will for the first time let U.S. consumers to finish […]

Britain orders 10,000 ventilators made by Ford, Airbus and Rolls-Royce

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Britain has placed an order for 10,000 ventilators which will be made by a consortium of companies consisting of Ford Motor, Airbus and Rolls-Royce as part of efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Governments across the world are attempting to increase the number of ventilators which are mechanical breathing devices capable of blowing air and […]

Ford, General Electric to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days

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Ford Motor stated on Monday it will produce 50,000 ventilators during the next 100 days at a plant located in Michigan. The automaker will cooperate with General Electric’s healthcare unit, and can then construct 30,000 every month as needed to treat patients affected with the coronavirus. Ford stated the simplified ventilator design, which is licensed […]