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A start-up called Edison Junior working on a portable charger has been forced to give back the money it raised via Kickstarter, because Apple's refused to license the rights to its Lightning connector.
Electric vehicles typically slurp power from home electrical systems and the grid.
Controversy continues to rage over claims that electric vehicle (EV) emission savings is offset by pollution generated at power plants.