Last week, 18-year-old Californian high school student Esha Khare changed the world, taking the prize in an Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) science fair competition with an invention that could revolutionize the energy industry. Her new "supercapacitor" promises to dramatically improve how batteries work in everything from cell phones to tablet computers to automobiles.

But what would the invention of a near-instantaneously recharging car battery mean for oil stocks? Might they become irrelevant or at least redundant in a world that begins running more on electricity and less on dinosaur jelly?

Listen in as Fool contributor Rich Smith discusses the possibilities.