I think this will happen with this tech. Toyota has been checking it out for years. People had been doing their own conversions on the Prius called PHEV or Plugin Hybrid Electric. They've been driving with only electricity for the first 40 miles for some years now. Toyota started looking into production models of it.
Also as far as getting ride of OPEC, I wish we'd make a WOPEC... a western hemisphere OPEC market were we sell and buy only to the western hemisphere. Those jobs would help people to not have to migrate for work so much. Let Russia, China and Europe fight over the Middle East.