Here we are in 2012, we can make mobile phones that that you can watch live sport, get driving directions, and facetime our nearest and dearest. Yet just 30 years ago, nobody even had a mobile. I never need to go in to my Bank to pay my bills and send money to a friend, I can do it on my laptop. They can give me a heart transplant, hip replacement and pills that cure headaches. I have a flat screen colour TV with DVD in Bluray, and 3D TV down my local pub. Yet, petrol driven cars have been about for 100 years, and in all those years we haven't got a better alternative. Is this because if someone invented a mass produced car that didn't need petroleum it would devastate the entire industry? Lets be honest, the electric cars are a pretty **** alternative to petrol driven cars. Are we the victims of an oil companies conspiracy?