Elon Musk confirms that Tesla is building its own custom AI chips that “will be the best in the world”

Musk revealed the effort at a Tesla party that took place at the intelligence conference NIPS. Attendees at the party told The Register that Musk said “I wanted to make it clear that Tesla is serious about AI, both on the software and hardware fronts. We are developing custom AI hardware chips”.

source: The Register

First Tesla Model 3 Non Employee order will be delivered on Monday 2 weeks ahead of schedule

User ryi on reddit reports that he will get his Model 3 delivered on Monday 11 Dec 2017. This is 2 weeks ahead of Tesla’s own delivery estimate, that was provided when he placed the order on the 21st of November. At that moment Tesla gave a 4 week delivery estimate. Things are certainly looking like they are accelerating..

See the Model 3 at LA Autoshow 2017

UK November Diesel car sales down 30%, Electric vehicles up 37% as transition to EV revs up

A bitter sounding Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said:

An eighth month of decline in the new car market is a major concern, with falling business and consumer confidence exacerbated by ongoing anti-diesel messages from government. Diesel remains the right choice for many drivers, not least because of its fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. The decision to tax the latest low emission diesels is a step backwards and will only discourage drivers from trading in their older, more polluting cars. Given fleet renewal is the fastest way to improve air quality, penalising the latest, cleanest diesels is counterproductive and will have detrimental environmental and economic consequences.

Ev sales numbers:

source: SMMT