Tesla local rag News & Culture | Will battery issues kill the electric car? This article is all over the place with little news but the last paragraph I was moved by WKTEC and can agree to the term "activist" but as Chris Paine said, "People take from the film what they want." The film speads blame all around. This author chose the batteries to blame. And fails to note that the batteries in the EV1 are at least three technology(s) ago.