Producers are grappling with supply chain issues and competition within their own ranks, while some consumers are flinching at price, eyeing tumbling gasoline prices and pushing back at the perception they are being forced to buy electric vehicles by federal and state fiat. Are those signs of trouble for the EV industry – or just growing pains?

Learn more by attending the Thursday, Jan. 11, Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon at the UW-Milwaukee Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway, Wauwatosa.

Panelists include Mark Bender, member of Godfrey & Kahn’s energy, tribal law, environmental, ESG political law practice groups; DrAyman EL-Refaie, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Marquette UniversityPaul Gogan, director for electric distribution asset management for WEC Energy Group; and Dan Nordloh, senior vice president, general manager of EnTech Solutions, a division of Faith Technologies.

Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres start at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.

“While EV sales are still growing faster than any other major automobile category in the United States, demand is slackening to the point that General Motors, Ford Motor and Tesla are rethinking how quickly they retool factories to produce them,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. “This session will cover topics such as ‘range anxiety’ and what’s being done in Wisconsin to address it.”

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to or call 608-442-7557.