Tesla is starting to distribute the promised ventilators and medical supplies to hospitals that need them to treat coronavirus patients.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on March 25 that he would redirect Tesla to start making much-needed hospital supplies like face masks and ventilators. Hospitals in the UCLA Health network and the NYC Health and Hospitals Network have so far received donations from Tesla.
It seems like Musk is prioritizing New York hospitals as the city has the highest numbers of confirmed coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, in the country. Musk tweeted on Tuesday, March 31 that Tesla will ship the FDA-approved ventilators completely for free within the company’s delivery regions near their factories.