Of the total, the largest recipient would be the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which will receive 105 models, the bulk of which, would be comprised of the all-new Land Rover Defender.
The UK Health Authorities received four Discovery vehicles from Land Rover, which will be used to help aid workers to carry out home-testing.
During these difficult times, #LandRover is supporting its partners in the fight against Coronavirus. #Discovery vehicles have been provided to @Prometheusmed to support the UK Health Authorities conduct home-testing for #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/XdbmZ8MHWg— Land Rover (@LandRover) March 27, 2020
According to Land Rover the intent for lending its vehicles was to help health and aid workers to reach people, especially in vulnerable areas.
Land Rover joins a growing list of car manufacturers and motorsports teams which are using its down time to contribute to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
A global crisis requires a global response so we’re doing our best to support the true heroes of the #Covid19 pandemic by providing 143 vehicles worldwide, with 105 vehicles supplied to the @ifrc #ifrc, #LandRover #AboveandBeyond pic.twitter.com/if8JjMeoSN— Land Rover (@LandRover) March 27, 2020
Ford recently released a sketch of how it plans to build ventilators for health workers using parts that are already used for the F-150’s seat blower fan, with General Motors offering its factories and workers to produce medical equipment.
On the motorsports front, leading Supercars team, Erebus Motorsport have been instrumental in the design and production of a new patient screen device. Whereas Le Mans racing team, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, have been working on a filter adapter for the common snorkel face mask.