Hi guys, and welcome back. Two brief thoughts. This time around...
1) Make and sell something, anything! at any price even! Just, for heavens sake, no more pie-in-the-sky dreams. Build a limited number, sell them for a profit. Use that profit to build more, sell them. Repeat. Be able to point to a real honest-to-goodness product available NOW and of reasonable quality. Tesla started with one rebodied Lotus roadster, but it was real, it was desirable, and it led to much more.
2) Keep control of your own company this time around. Don’t let some other Detroit “car guy” slick talk his way in, steal your idea, then trash it and turn it into a prolonged vaporware finance scam to pad his own bank account.
Last time around, I sent in my $$$ for a reservation. I believed in your ideas. I hope you all change the world. Good luck.