Trump invokes Defense Production Act but GM says it’s already moving fast

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About eleven days ago, American automaker General Motors put hundreds of employees on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But President Donald Trump, said the company wasn’t moving fast enough, on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act, which allows the government broad authority to direct […]

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 […]

Suzuki partners with AgVA to make 10,000 ventilators per month in India

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Maruti Suzuki on Saturday has announced that it is collaborating with the Indian manufacturer AgVA Healthcare to create ventilators, face masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The automaker has stated that it intends to rapidly increase the production of ventilators, up to 10,000 units monthly, which would be helpful for the health sector […]

General Motors speeds up ‘Project V’ to build ventilators in Indiana

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General Motors and medical equipment maker Ventec are accelerating efforts under a partnership code-named “Project V” to construct ventilators at a GM plant located in Kokomo, Indiana, to help fight the coronavirus outbreak. GM stated that work at its Indiana plant, which makes small electronic components for vehicles, is part of the effort to expand […]

Ford, GM, Tesla can go ahead with making ventilators, says Trump

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U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Sunday that American automakers such as Ford Motor, General Motors and Tesla Inc have been given the green light in making ventilators and other objects required during the coronavirus crisis. “Ford, General Motors and Tesla are being given the go ahead to make ventilators and other metal products, FAST! […]

Volkswagen tests ventilator output to combat coronavirus crisis

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German automaker Volkswagen stated on Friday it was joining other automakers across the world to find out use of 3D printing to make hospital ventilators in order to combat the coronavirus crisis. Governments are enlisting automakers such as Ford, General Motors, Ferrari and Nissan to increase production of ventilators and other equipment they are short […]