According to the terms in the announcement, each ventilator would cost $16,000, well below the market price of as much as $50,000 price cited by New York Gov. Mario Cuomo at a March 30 news conference.
GM, in a statement, said it remains “dedicated to working with the administration to ensure American innovation and manufacturing meet the ne of the country during this global pandemic.”
Trump ordered GM to produce the devices under the Defense Production Act on March 27, hours after the automaker announced a partnership with Washington-based Ventec Life Systems to build critical-care ventilators at one of GM’s components plants in Indiana.
“As usual with ‘this’ General Motors, things just never seem to work out,” Trump tweeted. “They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, ‘very quickly’. Now they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar. Always a mess with Mary B. Invoke ‘P’.”