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Tesla, Apple, and Ford are stepping up to address global shortages of ventilators, hand sanitizer, face masks, and gowns. Here’s a running list ...

Elon Musk, Tim Cook, James Dyson, and other leaders are responding to calls for more healthcare equipment.
The Cybertruck, Tesla's first electric pickup truck, is seen in this undated handout picture released by the company

We compared the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, and 5 other upcoming electric pickup trucks by 11 different specs. The Cybertruck won nearly half.

There are currently seven electric pickup trucks on the horizon, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses.
A bad situation is going to get worse.

Automakers just reported big coronavirus-related sales dips, but the worst is yet to come

2020 got off to a decent start in January and February, but shutdowns in the second half of March had an immediate negative impact.
The conversion in underway at Kokomo Operations.

The US auto industry has stepped up yet again in a time of crisis as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic

The speed at which giant companies such as General Motors, Ford, and GE have come together has been impressive.
FILE PHOTO: A worker checks a 2020 Ford Explorer car at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. June 24, 2019.

Ford postpones restart of North American car production as the coronavirus pandemic rages on

Just days after saying it would resume production at some plants in early April, Ford said it is delaying plans to resume North American production.
An employee of Hamilton Medical AG tests ventilators.

Ford will make 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days to meet critical coronavirus pandemic demand

Ford, with GE Healthcare, is working with a Florida manufacturer to produce a ventilator that doesn't require electricity to operate.
A Ventec ventilator being manufactured.

General Motors and Ford are ramping up ventilator production to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s where they are now.

GM expects to be able to produce 10,000 ventilators per week when operations gear up. Ford is locating parts ahead of manufacturing.
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing as Vice President Mike Pence and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci listen at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2020.

Trump is attacking GM on Twitter after a report said the White House was reconsidering a deal to have the automaker help produce ventilators

President Donald Trump also demanded on Friday that Ford produce ventilators, which could be in short supply as hospitals are deluged with patients.
Ford's Kentucky Truck plant.

Ford says it will restart some US and Mexico factories in first half of April

Ford said it would restart limited production in Mexico on April 6, and in the US on April 14. The US plants build pickup trucks and commercial vans.
A worker checks a 2020 Ford Explorer car at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant.

Ford says it won’t restart North American factories at the end of March because of the coronavirus outbreak

"Ford's top priority is the health and safety of our employees, dealers, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders," the company said.