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By Doug Stokes

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 04:17 PM PST

Soooo...EVs Huh?  Yeah, right … OK … so to paraphrase songwriter Harry Nillson: Everybody's Talking At You... (or so it seems) about Electric Vehicles. How cool they are, and all the myriad advantages in going with the flow (electrons that is) the very next time that you step up to the plate to buy a new car.

Well… LACar readers, here’s a bit of a primer, albeit from an outfit that’s (and please understand this up front) directly involved with the subject and this part of the industry. A company called enel x (the lower case is their idea, not ours).

Here’s what they have to say about themselves: "Today’s energy world is ever changing and evolving. enel x is a global business offering smart, simple, and fast technologies and services to help our customers make more intelligent decisions about the way energy is created, stored and managed." So you know that the best you can expect is a company that is doing well by doing good.

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In this case they're offering you an interesting 50+ page outreach booklet in PDF-form - "Smart Charging for dummies" (not our lower case either, this time it's the "for dummies"-brand). The booklet tends to answer it’s own questions (made on behalf of you of course) about all aspects of EV ownership and operation - in both private and business use. On the whole generally fair and accurate, this guide is (at the wall outlet) also a pretty fair old paean to the electric vehicle, which are now officially classified as "inevitable" by all but the most Luddite of the Luddites car buff books and web sites (those pesky retrobad IC engine holdouts).

So… a leisurely stroll through this FREE GUIDE (actually a PDF that you have the option of reading off the screen or printing out) should help many who are still baffled about Electric cars.

Remember that all of the above (all the way to “Soooo..”) is biased and presumes that you are just chomping at the bit to get your own electric car (er… “EV”) before the next full moon. As far as I know enel x will not be paid a finder’s fee if/when you buy a new EV;  but their so stated: " to help our customers make more intelligent decisions about the way energy is created, stored and managed" I’m sure will be quite appreciated by someone, somewhere.

About The Author

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Doug Stokes

Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.

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