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Episode 66: Dispatch from the ARPA-E summit; GM's Maven shakes up ride-sharing

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Special report from the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit (20:30)

GreenBiz's VERGE Director of Programs Shana Rappaport took a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit and technology showcase. She spoke to Chris Atkinson, ARPA-E program director about why the summit focused on transportation with the ARPA-E Nextcar program. Of course, Atkinson and Rappaport also report on the general attitude of the event attendees given that Rick Perry has been confirmed to take the helm of the Department of Energy.

GM's Maven and Lyft launch on-demand EVs (32:44)

GreenBiz senior writer Lauren Hepler spoke to Paul Pebbles, chief technology officer of Maven, General Motors' car sharing service, about the evolving role of car companies in a world of Ubers and Lyfts, and how they plan to integrate into the established systems of transportation within cities. 

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