Iranian senior officials openly and publicly state that their overarching strategy is to prompt the reappearance of the Hidden Imam in Mecca leading to global Khomeinist theocratic rule. One crucial factor which is closing the window on Iranian eschatological imperialism is however the advent of electric vehicles. The electric vehicle industry has changed much since 2015 when Iran signed the JCPOA and from Iran’s perspective it does not make sense to waste valuable time since Iran within its current borders will cease to be a great power once gasoline and diesel vehicles are universally phased out. Iran’s only chance is to break out, conquer the GCC and create a great empire in Islamdom while oil is still used on a grand scale. Despite their great hopes in the coming of the Hidden Imam, Iranian leaders understand perfectly well the necessity of brute force and conquest. Phasing out oil was not yet on the horizon in 2015 but now it is thanks to Elon Musk and Tesla and that means that Iran must speed up its imperialist-eschatological project simply due to lack of time. This is the most important reason (albeit not the only one) why Iran is not interested in returning to the JCPOA, Iran must simply hurry to develop nuclear weapons in order to obtain nuclear impunity for regional conquest and global apocalyptic WMD terror war.