From my understanding, the people that genuinely "like" the ugly styling of a certain brand tend to be very heavily brand loyal.. When there's a general consensus that a vehicle is ugly, the people that try and talk it up are the ones that would buy it no matter what it looks like because they're obsessed with the brand.
While in general I do agree with you, however if it wouldn't be for the government regulations we wouldn't have cars today with seat belts, air bags and emission control.
I think maybe government instead of giving incentives for individual EV purchases, should invest that money into making EV friendly infrastructure, same as they invest into other infrastructure projects.
I think it will contribute much more to the increased use of EVs than individual discounts.
EVs will be the future eventually for a simple reason (even disregarding environmental impact) that they are much more efficient, they require substantially less maintenance, and they more future proof than ICE cars, as Tesla has shown. We are still in the beginning of the transfer process but it is inevitable.