General Motors and Ford complete ventilatorsAugust 26, 2020
US President Donald Trump ordered the switch to the production of ventilators for automakers. Companies had to master a new field of activity because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the spring of this year, General Motors and Ford began producing life-saving ventilators that ended up in medical facilities.
Automotive News reported that American automakers are phasing out ventilators. Today, over 180 thousand devices necessary for artificial lung ventilation are stored in warehouses.
It is noted that General Motors was supposed to produce 30,000 of these vital vehicles worth $ 489 million. The company will reach this figure by the end of August, after which it will stop producing medical equipment. Ford was required to assemble 50,000 units – currently, the brand has already produced 47,000 copies of the necessary medical equipment. In this case, the amount of the contract reached $ 336 million.
Recall that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many automakers temporarily reduced the production of cars, reorienting to other, more important products in such a difficult situation, from medical masks to complex medical equipment.
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