After downplaying the threat of COVID-19 on multiple occasions, Elon Musk is coming to the rescue of patients suffering from it.
Tesla, the company owned by the billionaire, has prepared and showcased a ventilator prototype that has largely been designed from its car parts and will eventually be used by hospitals to provide breathing support to critical coronavirus cases.
Ventilator made from parts of Model 3 and other vehicles
Just recently, Tesla shared a behind-the-scenes video showcasing an early prototype of the ventilator developed by its engineers.
The machine, as the team described, uses components sourced for Tesla cars, as these parts are reliable, readily available, and can easily be used to scale up production and ensure proper supply to healthcare facilities in need of ventilators amid a global shortage.