The Teku are the best racing team in Acceleracers. The Teku cars have emphasis on looks and sound so their cars are tricked out to not only look good but to sound good as well, similar to Import Tuners. The word Teku is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the word “Tech”, and the logo for the Teku is also the Japanese writing for it （テク).
The members of the Teku are:
- Nolo Pasaro (voiced by Dexter Bell): After his brother Tone died, Nolo took over leadership of the Teku. Aggressive and stubborn, many of Nolo’s early actions seemed to stem from his hatred of Tork, whom he blamed for his brother’s death. Also a jealous leader, Nolo also doesn’t seem to like any question of his judgment or abilities, which caused major strife between him and Vert (who was just itching for a chance to take over and prove himself). Nolo puts his hatred of Tork aside during the Metro Realm when Tork saved him from the Racing Drones. Interaction between Nolo and Tork was still strained in Breaking Point, most likely due to the vacuum left by Nolo’s past hatred. Nolo isn’t foaming at the mouth any more, which leaves time for Nolo to become a better leader of the Teku. During the events in The Ultimate Race, Nolo had finally let go of his hatred for Tork; They worked together in the Cosmic Realm and in the Racing Drones Headquarters. Nolo finally admits that Tone’s death was the result of Tone’s careless driving and not Tork’s fault. At the end of the movie, Nolo hangs up Tone’s necklace on the Highway 35 sign and joins Tork to go look for Vert. He drives the car “Synkro”, but later replaces it with “SpecTyte” and briefly drives “High Voltage”.
- Vert Wheeler (voiced by Andrew Francis): Former leader of the Wave Rippers and winner of the World Race. Eighteen years old, Vert Wheeler is now a member of the Teku team helping Dr. Tezla. Vert at one time believed he was the better driver and leader and was at constant odds with Nolo Passaro, the leader of the Teku. After repeated personal failures in both Ignition and Speed of Silence, Vert finally realized that he’s not as good as he thought he was. He gave up and left, disappearing before the teams went into the Metro Realm. After some time away for personal reflection, Vert returned in Breaking Point just in time to race in the Junk Realm. His time away seemed to mellow his relationship with Nolo. During The Ultimate Race, Vert was again feeling sorry for himself. Regretting his decision to not accompany the other drivers on the rescue mission to the Racing Drones’ Headquarters, Vert stayed behind when the Cosmic realm opened. It worked out for the best though, as he was the only one to avoid being capture and ended up following Gelorum into the Ultimate Race. During the race, Vert showed his maturity. Staying level-headed and using his driving skills flawlessly, he was able to keep up with Gelorum who had access to all the AcceleChargers. At the end of the Ultimate Race, Vert was granted the honor of being a true AcceleRacer by the Accelerons. Vert declined to follow the Acceleron to its home world, instead choosing to return to help his captured friends. He says wisdom is a circle, what you receive you must give back. He succeeded in helping them escape, but was subsequently caught by the Silencerz. In the final scene, it was shown that his father was associated with the Silencerz. He first drived “Deora II”, a repaint of his car from Highway 35.But the Deora II gets cut in half coming out of the Storm Realm. He later switches to “Power Rage” and then “Reverb”. He also drove a motorcycle named “Nightlife”. Also there is an editing error between Highway 35 and AcceleRacers where Vert’s eyes change from brown in World Race to light blue in AcceleRacers.
- Kurt Wylde (voiced by Brian Drummond): Mark Wylde’s older brother and former leader of the Street Breed in Highway 35. Now quiet and standoffish, he’s a much calmer Kurt that’s attempting to prove himself to the Teku and the Metal Maniacs in AcceleRacers. Kurt is still facing the consequences of his actions in the World Race, however, through suspicions from the other drivers and hostility from his younger brother, Mark Wylde. It has been suggested on the AcceleRacers website (Cartoon Network) that Kurt is substituting his relationship with Nolo in place of the failed one with Mark. A major sub-plot in AcceleRacers is the relationship between Kurt and Mark Wylde. Mark ended up in prison because of a shady business deal Kurt involved him in. Kurt, fearing personal ruin, failed to help Markie with the subsequent legal troubles. In The Ultimate Race, Kurt redeems himself by bringing together the Teku and the Metal Maniacs in the rescue effort to get Markie from the Racing Drones. Markie seemed to forgive Kurt after that. Additionally, Kurt has been shown in a number of flashbacks opposing Markie’s membership in the Metal Maniacs after Mark’s prison sentence. He drived “Sling Shot”, a repaint of his car from Highway 35, until it gets flipped over and loses a wheel in the storm realm. He then changes to “Battle Spec”.
- Shirako Takamoto (voiced by Kirby Morrow): Primarily concerned with things besides being first to the finish line, Shirako almost always seems like he’s back towards the rear of the pack. When he does take the lead, it’s during times when he can also look good doing it. Porkchop seems especially irritated by Shirako and his loud music (which Shirako listens to at almost all times). He drived the car “Baseline” and the motorcycle “Nightlife”. Has a record from since the beginning of Ignition up to Ultimate Race.
- Karma Eiss (voiced by Lisa Ann Beley): Calm and collected, Karma is all about overcoming challenges – the harder the better. Additionally, it seems that overcoming challenges means overcoming them perfectly to her. Determined to find the best way to solve problems, she’s usually the first one to figure things out. Karma also worked with the captured RD-S1 in Speed of Silence to discover a better understanding of the Racing Drones, how they drive and how to beat them. Karma seems to have a lingering distrust of Kurt because of his shadowy past with Gelorum. On the other hand, Karma may be developing a relationship with Taro, a result of their similar personalities. Karma’s car was “Chicane”.
- Tone Pasaro (voiced by Craig Veroni): Tone Pasaro was Nolo’s older brother and founder of the Teku team. During a race with Tork Maddox, Tone lost control of his car, crashed and died in the explosion. For Nolo, Tone serves as a guide from the spirit world through various flashbacks. Though Tone taught his brother many useful social and driving concepts, Nolo’s anger toward Tork over the accident colored many of Nolo’s actions. In Speed of Silence, Karma Eiss expresses her opinion that Tone was not quite the driver that Nolo remembers. Later in the movie The Ultimate Race, Nolo finally admits that Tone’s death was caused by Tone, not Tork. Tone was driving “Synkro” during the flashbacks of the fateful race where he lost his life