Of course, he didn't say gas hybrid. Diesel hybrids would be nice; and this doesn't exclude plug-in hybrids, which have more utility than pure electric vehicles.
Yeah man, the bio-diesel/plug-in hybrid is a pretty sweet path. Enables the use of the exisiting petro fuel distribution infrastructure with carbon neutral bio-diesel while also being able to recharge from your home grid-connected solar panel/wind turbine, etc.
The hydrogen economy sounds nifty and all, but for personal transpo bio-diesel/plug-in hybrid looks a whole lot more practical.
Now, to figure out how to deal with the congestion and flooding that results from using land development designs from 1957...