DETROIT — General Motors and Ford Motor Co. are exploring the possibility of putting their manufacturing muscle toward medical equipment to help treat the novel coronavirus.
CEO Mary Barra spoke with officials from the Trump administration on Wednesday about the company’s plans to halt North American production until March 30.
“GM is working to help find solutions for the nation during this difficult time and has offered to help, and we are already studying how we can potentially support production of medical equipment like ventilators,” spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan told Automotive News.
Ginivan said the possibility of medical equipment production is still only being analyzed at this point and there are no details yet on how the process would work.
In an interview Wednesday on Fox News, Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, said he had spoken with executives from two of the Detroit 3, without saying which companies.
“One of them told me that, even while the…