Gasoline being expensive is no fun, but there are parts of the world where gasoline is expensive now ... and life goes on.
Now if we see a shortage of gasoline where you can't get it at any price that is even more painful ...
But worse yet than that would be a shortage of diesel ... at that point you don't have to worry about going to work you'll be too busy trying not to starve/freeze to death.
See your food is transported to the store by trucks that burn ... Diesel, and it may have been moved by rail by trains that burn ... diesel
The food was harvested and planted and transported by combines, tractors, and trucks that burn ... umm diesel
Ohh what's that you have an electric car? Sorry the power plants burn coal that is delivered by trains that burn diesel that was mined by trucks burning diesel.
So if there is no diesel there is no food and no stable electric grid.
So while it is nice to talk about public transportation .... the light rail does not deliver food to the grocery store, or deliver coal to the power plant.
If you are worried about gasoline prices don't buy an electric car... consider planing a garden, because while biking to work would be annoying being able to eat is a higher priority.