GM & Ford are chatting with the Trump administration about flipping the vehicle assemblies into making ventilators.

According to WOOD, since the automakers will be shutdown there is talk about having their assembly lines building ventilators in order to help hospitals who are in need of them since health officials believe there will be an increase in demand because of new patients dealing with the coronavirus.

This could give workers something to do while helping the community at the same time.

GM is looking into to the possibility of making medical equipment since vehicle production is currently at a standstill.

The Ford Motor Company has stepped up to the challenge in telling the White House they are here to help anyway they can.

Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted that his company will re-purpose his factory to make ventilators if needed.

Also, the founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, also joining the initiative, saying on Twitter that his company will produce ventilators, if needed.

Raja ‘Elon is not an idiot’ Abbas@suhaylabbas

Please repurpose your factory to make ventilators which are needed ASAP. I am a Tesla owner and love the company. You have to stop being an idiot about this. This is a massive disaster. Ask the doctors in the field.

Elon Musk

@elonmusk

We will make ventilators if there is a shortage

There is no word when these assembly plants will transform to making medical equipment but the planning is under way.

In the meantime Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors have currently shut down their North American assembly plants.