Why not start using the electric cars in towns and cities, where you don't have a long commute. These cars are already available in the market, it makes no sense to keep using gas cars in these environments. It would help put a stop to pollution and cut oil consumption, these cars can be charged at night when the power consumption is less, and these cars are designed to meet or exceed the speed limits in a town. Right now your electric costs are the cheapest way to go, and by using solar and wind energy you could still cut these costs. These are things that can be done now, if we act in the correct way.