I've heard that one.
A company (don't remember the name I think it might have been gm) built an electric car that could be plugged into your house and run just on that, supposedly everyone who had one saved a good deal of money and really enjoyed them, but one day an oil company had a "talk" with this car company and then for no known reason the car company recalled all those cars and replaced them with gas powered cars.

How horribly did I word that?