Like the stories of a tee-total Australian and generous Scotsman, some tales are just so unbelievable that they are dismissed immediately but all the best conspiracy theories work because they contain just enough 'evidence' that you pause before dismissing them.
The first electric car, The Flocken Elektrowagen, was invented in 1888 and in 1899 an electric car set the land speed record at 65 mph.
Over a hundred years later electric cars have not progressed immensely while the petrol driven models have moved forward in leaps and bounds but conspiracy theorists know who to blame, the oil companies who possess the technology for purely electric cars, but because of the massive fortune they are making off of oil and petrol, they refuse to release the technology, and have even had people killed who have come close to publishing their discoveries.
Howard 'Rory' Johnson invented an electric engine which he offered to the Greyhound Bus Company to test on their buses.
When the bus company contacted him to discuss a trial they were told that Howard Johnson had suddenly died of unknown causes as had the three inventors working on the Thorium Plasma Batteries which could power cars without need for fossil fuels.
Conspiracy theorists ask if the technology has existed from as early as the 1880s, why did it appear to hits its peak at the turn of the 20th Century and then decline and why are we still waiting for electric cars while petrol cars are known to be literally choking us to death?