aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Tesla Motors
Posted by dav at 2006 July 19 05:54 PM
File under: News

My friend Thomas Sullivan sent me this juicy tidbit. A wired news article on the Tesla Roadster, a wholly electric street legal two seater roadster that gets 250 miles per charge, does 0-60mph in about 4 seconds and costs about 1 cent per mile in energy. It will be unveiled at midnight tonight.

I've been planning on building an electric car ever since reading an article in issue 5 of Make Magazine that showed how doable this is. You just take a small light car, tear out the motor, and add in batteries (well al little more, but its all doable). These cars get a range of about 40 miles per charge, which is plenty for our typical around the city trips. Hopefully I'll get to that this year, although we may have to get an interim car first.

In 2008 Tesla Motors should be releasing a sedan, perhaps I'll trade up then!

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