Yes. There have been many augmentations of the ICE and we are still stuck with basically the same design as ones a century ago.
It is not for want of a better design, the reason we are still using old chronically inefficient cars is political.
Electric cars (which can be charged via various sources) will enable us to be less dependant on Big Oil.
One thing which pisses me off when I think of it is that how come I'm living in Japan, where they've got plenty enough tech to make electric cars and scooters and the only way I can get one is to import one which is made in the PRC? But the system has been rigged so it won't be worth the cost of importing one.
I made my own electric scooter for local shopping and I love it! But I am just one man trying to do all the jobs needed to make a vehicle so naturally it isn't as good as a bought one would be.
Let me go down to the shops and purchase a scooter which will get 100 km/h and 40 kms between charges and I'll STFU. ... Yamaha Scooters made an electric scooter prototype. It looked awful, its speed was about 25 km/h, and its advertised feature was that it had an i-pod charger onboard! WTF?