Tesla, as well as Ford and GM, have pledged to donate or build fans, and CEO Elon Musk recently said the New York plant may reopen soon to produce fans. The company recently donated 1,000 fans, although critics said the non-invasive models were the Bad type. This is because COVID-19 critical patients need invasive ventilators that can inflate a patient’s lungs with air via intubation.
However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the so-called BiPAP non-invasive ventilators could be converted to the right type to help offset the “burn rate” of critical invasive ventilators. Elon Musk then tweeted that “all hospitals have received exact specifications from [the donated models] and all confirmed that they would be critical. “He added that Tesla has now started supplying Medtronic’s critical intratracheal ventilators for” worst situations “.