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Extreme E and QEV join forces in COVID-19 crisis

The racing world is no stranger to the current global situation concerning the coronavirus crisis. Off-road series Extreme E is taking action by partnering with QEV Technologies in order to distribute a battery-powered respirator the company has created. 

Due to the shortage of respirators in hospitals' UCIs, as the number of infections escalates, many companies have put thought into different ways to helping to battle these shortages. QEV, along with Spain's Hospital de Sant Pau, Nissan, and Eurecat. 

The company aims to supply emerging countries with this 22-kilogram device, which has already been given green lights by Spanish authorities in order to be tested. 

"Everyone around the world, in business and our communities, is currently asking themselves, ‘what skills can we bring to the table in the fight against coronavirus?'", has said Alejandro Agag, CEO of the series.

"Our talented partners at QEV Technologies, alongside Hospital de Sant Pau, Nissan and Eurecat, have found an incredible way to direct and utilise their expertise to help make a difference to those who are in urgent need around the globe. 

"The hard work QEV Technologies, Nissan, Eurecat and Hospital de Sant Pau have done in innovating, testing and building the Q-Vent device is admirable and we will help in any way we can to widen its use and make a difference to those in remote communities, developing nations and field hospitals", he added. 

"Since the beginning of the epidemic, we assumed the challenge of developing a low-cost portable system that could reach all corners of the world, especially those emerging countries where the Covid-19 was going to cause a great damage and where the majority of the patients were not going to have access to respirators. And thanks to everyone’s effort and desire, this has been possible”, expressed Miguel Valldecabres, CEO of QEV Technologies. 

Photo courtesy of Extreme E

 

Andrea Perilli

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