Considering how long the ICE has been around, it's taking quite a long time to reduce the amount of driving.Here's our boy Krauthammer, making some sense one time, back in 2009:
"High gas prices, whether achieved by market forces or by government imposition, encourage fuel economy. In the short term, they simply reduce the amount of driving. In the longer term, they lead to the increased (voluntary) shift to more fuel-efficient cars.
To the best of my knowledge, motor vehicle use hasn't stopped increasing since its inception and more fossil fuel is currently being burnt on a daily basis than at any other time in history.
Oh yes, and more people are driving IC engined vehicles than at any other time in history.
Get back to me when things change.