I am proud to announce my independence from gasoline on the 221st anniversary of my country's independence!

Today I finished hooking everything up. Batteries are in, tires are on (the kids did that bit), transmission is filled, and the car is on the ground. I'm charging the batteries again; they're wildly out of balance. They refuse to be reasonable and all reach full charge.

Due to the other activities, I can't really take it out until tonight. And due to previous bad experiences, Eri doesn't want me to take it out in the dark. So I'll hold off until tomorrow.

But it's ready today! Hey -- we didn't start fighting as soon as we signed the Declaration of Independence, did we? So if that act can signify the independence of an entire country, this entry can signify the completion of an electric vehicle!

Happy Independence Day, everyone!