🐪 Happy Wednesday! Today's Smart Brevity count is 1,254 words, 5 minutes.
📊 Data point of the day: 33%, the rise in second-quarter U.S. electric vehicle sales compared to the same period last year, per industry data.
🚨 Situational awareness: "The European Commission outlined measures on Wednesday the EU could use to combat surging energy prices, and said it would explore joint gas purchasing among countries as a way to cushion price spikes." (Reuters)
🎶 This week marks 50 years since The Who released a rather overlooked gem of a single that's today's intro tune...