And now, an electric touring car series…
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.