Good designs should be simple, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. No surprise that many of them are Nature-inspired, considering that Nature has been experimenting for millions and billions of years... even if by trial and error.
That car design has potential. Although it'll be a whole other matter to deal with the petroleum industry and the whole infrastructure reformatting.
It's refreshing to hear him shoot down the myopic view of the corporate representative in such colorful vocabulary.
And... Work should really feel more like play. That's the ideal. I would love to visit his office, from what it sounds like.