Why would you convert a classic car to electric? Part one: Where did this idea come from?

I have often thought this is a question of "you either get it or you don't" however having been totally obsessed with anything related to electric vehicles for the last few years I haven't always acknowledged that most people really do have an incomplete picture of the potential benefits of electric vehicles and battery storage. There is so much misleading information out there which is based on poorly informed opinion and fear that 'they will take our utes away.' The progres