Sunday, 12 July, 2020

Tesla to reopen Giga New York in South Buffalo to produce ventilators

Tesla Gigafactory Coronavirus Tesla to reopen Giga New York in South Buffalo to produce ventilators
Ginger Lawrence | 27 March, 2020, 04:52

He added the company would "do whatever is needed to help in these hard times".

New York City Councilman Stephen Levin, D., says the containment measures in the metropolitan area must be more "draconian" in order to properly contain coronavirus.

Tesla had bought hospital ventilators in China and shipped them to the United States, Musk had said on Tuesday. Earlier this week, Tesla donated 1,255 ventilators to California hospitals.

'The number of ventilators we need is so astronomical - and it's not like they're sitting in warehouses... there is not a stockpile large enough to meet the national need, ' said Cuomo. "Ventilators, ventilators, ventilators - I didn't know what they were as few weeks ago aside from the cursory knowledge, ' he said, but now he nearly 'knows too much".

"This is a critical moment for our state and our country". He said Medtronic is open sourcing one of its lower-end ventilators in less acute situations for others to make ventilators as quickly as they can.

At Gigafactory New York, Tesla produces its solar roof tiles as well as other products and accessories, like components for its Supercharger V3. Ryan praised Elon Musk and the Tesla team for their work so far, but the Assemblyman stressed that the all-electric vehicle maker's Buffalo-based facility could be repurposed to help fill the gap in medical supplies critical to the face the challenges of the novel coronavirus.

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For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. For the 15th consecutive day the number of reported cases was in the region of 100 or lower.

Tesla employs nearly 50,000 people, around 10,000 of whom work at the company's factory in Fremont, California, which Tesla idled this week after arguing last week that it was an essential business, clashing with local officials, before agreeing to close. Gov. Gavin Newsom described the delivery as a heroic effort.

Tesla is one of several automakers, including GM, Ford and FCA that has pledged support to either donate supplies or offer resources to make more ventilators.

The Associated Press has reported that most company manufacturing is likely to take months.

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 at the Washington Convention CenterMarch 9, 2020, in Washington, DC.

Musk had previously tweeted that Tesla's Giga New York facility in Buffalo would be retooled for ventilator production "as soon as humanely possible".