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COVID-19: EV companies begin manufacturing medical equipment

March 20, 2020 / GEORGIA WILSON

Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, big brands within the automotive industry have been offering their production services to boost medical equipment. To help increase the current supply of medical equipment needed in order to manage the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, big brands within the automotive industry are offering their manufacturing services to produce the equipment needed to manage the outbreak. Leading the way within the industry is Chinese electric vehicle maker Build Your Dreams, which has begun production on 5 million face masks, as well as up to 500,000 bottles of disinfectant per day.  In a company statement, BYD stated that the additional supplies will “help alleviate severe shortages that have affected hospitals and agencies across China in the face of the global COVID-19 outbreak. Being ground zero for the outbreak, China has been hit hard by the virus and although transmissions are now reportedly contained, around 80,000 people have been infected.