Thursday, 26 March 2020 18:49

Tesla Responds to NY Officials' Call to Reopen Gigafactory 2 for Ventilator Production

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati


"With COVID-19 impacting every segment of our society and economy, Tesla’s solar production factory in Buffalo has currently suspended operations. At this difficult time, it is critical that each of us do our part to ensure our state can respond to the growing pandemic. New York State is the most impacted state in the nation with over 20,000 cases of COVID-19, and the numbers are growing every day. It makes sense that increased ventilator production would happen here to ensure we can meet the growing demand of our healthcare system. 


"Sincerely, Sean M. Ryan, Member of Assembly."


It’s not just Ryan who called on Tesla and Musk to reopen Giga New York for the production of ventilators and other medical supplies pertinent in the fight against C-19.


In a recent tweet, NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy advised Musk that “emergency times call for emergency measures,” one of which is the repurposing of Tesla’s Solarglass Roof and Supercharger facility for ventilator and medical supply production. 


“Perhaps the @Tesla plant in Buffalo owned by New York State and gifted to @elonmusk should be repurposed to manufacture ventilators and critical medical equipment as soon as humanly possible. Emergency times call for drastic measures,” Langworthy wrote. 


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