Take a look at what went to evolve Victorian Society to what exists today. The predicted innundation of horse manure from pre petrolium society never arose.
The reality is that Cars as we know them are not the future, as were the cars of the '60s were for today.
Oil dependency is strategically limiting. BUT the whole of society has to evolve to include accomodation for businesses and people. The current stock of property has to be changed as will be the use of cars. Electric cars chew more from the antiquated grid and with current structures will cause a knock on problem.