Good morning! Today's Smart Brevity count is 1,340 words, 5 minutes.
🚨Breaking: EV startup Fisker says it has a preliminary agreement with electronics giant Foxconn to develop a vehicle. Foxconn is a huge Apple supplier, so it's sure to fuel speculation over Apple's long-rumored EV plans. Bloomberg has more.
🔌"Five officials will resign from the board overseeing the Texas power grid after it was pushed to the brink of collapse by the recent winter storm." (NYT)
🎹 And happy birthday to the late and brilliant rock pianist Nicky Hopkins, whose playing animates today's intro tune...