The last time the world faced a global threat on the level of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, it was the 1940s. As part of America’s World War II effort, the auto industry shut down car production to build planes, tanks, jeeps and myriad other tools of battle. Almost 80 years later, automakers are once again answering the call. Here is how some automakers plan to help over the coming months. Edmunds will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.