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General Motors and Ford have officially confirmed they have each provided 50 vehicles to the government of Ukraine to assist in transporting civilians away from active war zones. Both automakers enlisted transportation firm Maersk to deliver the cars, which included 50 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs from GM and 50 Ranger pickup trucks from Ford. 

The vehicles were delivered to the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure, which reports say will be using them “at its discretion.” Maersk reportedly provided the vehicle deliveries to Ukraine at no cost and transported them through a nearby military base in Poland, whose government officials also aided in the process. 

GM spokesperson George Svigos said government officials from Ukraine had asked the automaker for larger vehicles and the automaker quickly “had an international team start working on it.” 50 of its Tahoe vehicles were delivered last month, and Svigos said they will be “used to assist with humanitarian aid in the region.” Additionally, GM has donated at least $250,000 plus matched employees’ contributions to various nonprofits, and the automaker also halted production in Russia due to the ongoing war. 

Meanwhile, Ford’s Chief Executive Officer Jim Farley said Ford had also donated 50 Ranger pickup trucks to Ukraine to assist humanitarian efforts. The automaker previously gave $100,000 to the Global Giving Ukraine Relief Fund and also shut down operations in Russia in response to its attack on Ukraine. 

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