And now, an elec­tric tour­ing car se­ries…

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That’s right, hot on the heels of the For­mula E sin­gle seater mo­tor rac­ing se­ries, comes news of a tour­ing car one.

The Elec­tric GT (EGT) Cham­pi­onship will kick off this north­ern hemi­sphere sum­mer with 20 iden­ti­cal race-pre­pared Tesla Model S ver­sion P85+ cars run­ning on Pirelli tyres.

The EGT Cham­pi­onship will take in rounds at seven per­ma­nent Euro­pean cir­cuits in­clud­ing the Nür­bur­gring (Ger­many), Cir­cuit Paul Ri­card (France) and Cir­cuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain), as well as host­ing three non-cham­pi­onship race events in the Amer­i­cas.

The cham­pi­onship has been in plan­ning for just over two years, with 10 teams to run the Tesla Model S cars with two driv­ers per car and a day/night race week­end for­mat.

Each round is in­tended to be a week­end-long fes­ti­val of technology and in­no­va­tion for sus­tain­abil­ity, in and around the cir­cuits.

Fans will be able to stream races via Periscope, Twitch and YouTube, as well as in­ter­act di­rectly with the teams us­ing so­cial me­dia plat­forms.

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