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Fiat Chrysler starts production of ventilator components in Italy

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Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has begun producing ventilator parts to help Italy's Siare Engineering boost its output of the medical equipment needed to treat patients during the coronavirus crisis, the carmaker said on Friday. Italy, the epicenter of the virus outbreak in Europe, had asked Siare to triple its normal monthly production as a part of government efforts to increase the number of intensive care beds. FCA said that with the support of luxury group Ferrari and ho

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Uber to start shipping car disinfectants to drivers

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Uber senior vice president of global rides and platform operations, Andrew Macdonald, said on Twitter that the company had received an initial batch of 30,000 bottles of cleaning spray by Atlanta-based company Zep Inc. Previously, Uber said suppliers had prioritized orders for healthcare, with its own orders being moved down the queue several times. Lyft Inc last week said it had distributed many supplies to drivers while its hubs were still open and was working a way to distribute th

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Tesla cuts contractors from factories in California and Nevada

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The electric carmaker is axing contractors at both its vehicle assembly plant in Fremont, California, and at its Gigafactory outside of Reno, Nevada, according to the CNBC report https://cnb.cx/2UZf5EH. "It is with my deepest regret that I must inform you that the Tesla factory shutdown has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, Tesla has requested to end all contract assignments effective immediately," Balance Staffing, a workforce management company, said in a memo sight

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NASCAR industry shifts to making protective equipment for coronavirus caregivers

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The interruption to the 2020 NASCAR season due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been understandably disappointing and disconcerting for racers, fans, teams and the industry as a whole. The NASCAR Research & Development Center, located outside Charlotte, N.C., has turned its high-tech capabilities into real life medical assistance -- manufacturing face shields with its 3D printers and even a prototype human head that Wake Forest doctors and scientists are using to research better treatment supply op

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Tesla announces record Q1 deliveries despite coronavirus complications

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 14:52

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The company's solid deliveries despite the coronavirus outbreak in the United States sent its shares up about 15% in extended trading. The company's production and delivery was largely unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak in the first three months of the year, as Tesla only began to temporarily suspend production at its San Francisco Bay Area vehicle factory on March 24. Tesla on Thursday did not address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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