ŠKODA Launches Several Projects To Help Tackle COVID-19
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, ŠKODA is using their platform to help tackle the spread of the virus and provide additional help to those who need it during this difficult time. Not only is ŠKODA AUTO supporting organisations and institutions helping to contain the spread of the virus within the Czech Republic, the company is also making over 200 vehicles and 150 electric scooters available to charities, volunteers and municipalities through the manufacturer's car sharing platform HoppyGo. ŠKODA is also providing direct, quick and unbureaucratic financial aid to social services and people in need.
At the Czech Technical University in Prague, ŠKODA is also helping to develop a 3D printing process to produce reusable FFP3 respirators, by collaborating with the Czech Institute of Informatics. The team is also contributing to research of protective masks, funding the development of the highest level of protective masks with replaceable filters so they can be reused. At present, around 60 respirators are produced at ŠKODA AUTO each day, plus the project is also supported by Czech universities and private companies that have similar printer, leading to several hundred masks being created daily.
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