The basis of the ventilator was spare parts from the ventilation and air conditioning systems of the electric car, as well as its central screen and computer from the infotainment system.
According to Tesla chief engineer Joseph Mardall, the company began to assemble ventilation devices from its spare parts, as employees are confident in their reliability. In addition, they are available in large volumes, and Tesla can immediately begin production of ventilators.
Now many large companies and universities are working on a budget and affordable apparatus for mechanical ventilation – an analog of the expensive devices that are used in hospitals to treat COVID-19. Inexpensive innovative ventilators are also being developed by Dyson. The company is creating a new type of ventilator with the Cambridge medical company The Technology Partnership. Together, developers are trying to create a modern type of ventilator, which will be less functional than existing models, but it can be assembled very quickly.