I think we've all come to the point where that's the reality since car makers will always try to go for some crazy design that often looks ugly, it's just the nor with green cars. Fortunately they tamed it down with the Volt which looks like any ordinary vehicle out on the road.I'm glad they favored utility and practicality over design. it may be quirky, but I like it. Too bad it looks like I have to wait until the Spring to get one here in Arizona. At least I am first on my dealers list.