On the morning of March 21, Tesla founder Elon Musk said on social media that Tesla and SpaceX employees were developing ventilators, though he thought the products might not work. Musk has previously said that it is not difficult to convert to a ventilator, “Tesla’s cars have advanced HVAC systems, and SpaceX’s spacecraft has life support systems.” “
This caught the attention of the mayor of New York, New York, Beth Howe. New York City is buying ventilators, Mr. Bethhow said. “We’re getting them as soon as possible, but we need your help.” “We’ll contact you directly, ” Mr. Beth-howe told Mr. Musk. In response, Musk said he would contact Mr. White’s team to find out about potential needs.