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The New York Times article we linked to this morning about Project Better Place reported that the delay in bringing the Tesla Roadster to market was due to a problem with the batteries. Providing excellent damage control, Tesla's VP of Sales, Marketing & Service, Darryl Siry, emailed AutoblogGreen to let us know that the Times article was wrong, and has been corrected. Siry wrote about this on the Tesla Motors blog, and says that, "The primary cause of our delay has been and continues to be

Last spring, Tesla Motors founder Martin Eberhard and Th!ink CEO Jan-Olaf Willums announced a deal for Tesla to supply battery packs for the Norwegian electric cars. The silicon valley startup had created a new division dubbed the Tesla Energy Group to design and build lithium ion battery packs to other car-makers. The packs would be based on the technology they had developed internally for their own cars. Once new CEO Michael Marks came on board and it became clear that the Roadster's productio