I go hardly anywhere without my dog. She loves to ride in the car. When she isn't sitting up looking out of the window or, at slow speeds, sticking her nose out of the window, she stretches out across the rear seat on her side. Though she isn't huge (75 pounds), when she stretches out she take up 2/3 of the seat width. I have wanted to buy a Volt for a long time, but the battery bump on the back seat made dog travel impossible. When I first looked at a Clarity, it had black upholstery. The battery bump wasn't very noticeable and seemed inconsequential. Now that I've seen Claritys with light upholstery, the bump seems bigger. A dog stretched out on her side across that bump hour after hour would wreck her back. Building up the Volt seat would have been impossible because of the huge bump and the low roof (when we sit side by side on the floor we are nearly eye-to-eye). With the Clarity's lower bump and additional clearance, it would be doable. But how? How have others dealt with this?