Let $G$ be an algebraic group with closed normal subgroup $N$. Suppose that $N$ and $G/N$ are both unipotent. Does it imply that $G$ is also unipotent?
By definition, G is unipotent if and only if every nonzero representation has nonzero fixed vectors. Consider a representation V of G. As N is unipotent, $V^N$ is nonempty. Because N is normal, $V^N$ is stable under G, hence under G/N, and hence has nonzero fixed vectors (because G/N is unipotent). Therefore G is unipotent.