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 issues with durability and reliability of the transmission, as we have reported before." Rumors that Tesla is looking for entirely new battery technology are also "completely untrue," Siry writes.

Glad it's not only AutoblogGreen that makes mistakes, from time to time.

[Source: Darryl Siry, Tesla Motors]