Government policy is helping push alternative energy and that policy is generated at the nation’s capitol, so that’s where BMW hosted an event to discus “Shaping the future of Sustainable Mobility” on Wednesday.

At the gathering were a panel of experts who spoke, including Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, The White House; Senator Maria Cantwell, (D-WA); and Mitchell Moss, Director, Rudin Center for Transportation and Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy, NYU.

The BMW i3 is the first of the German maker’s built from the ground-up i-series EVs and BMW brought it along to help planners and other influencers see its vision for a sustainable future.