And we've got specs for the Tesla Model S that'll be used
Formula E is no longer alone in offering an all-electric race series, with the Electric GT championship set to kick off in November this year.
Based on a provisional calendar published on the series website, round one will be held on November 3/4 at Jerez, Spain, before heading to Paul Ricard, France in February/March.
Races will reportedly feature standing starts, designed to highlight the insane acceleration on offer with battery-powered vehicles.
"This is a very exciting day for all of us who have worked so hard behind the scenes to prepare for our inaugural season," said Mark Gemmell, CEO of Electric GT.
"Without a doubt, we have secured some of the most exciting European tracks for our first season of the Electric Production Car Series and this gives us a great platform to further expand the championship."
“We have received a great deal of interest from circuits around the world excited by the possibilities that electric racing brings. We’ve got lots more news to come very soon. I am stoked about the future, and we are all looking forward to bringing elbows-out electric racing action to fans around the world," he added.
Along with the provisional calendar, Electric GT announced specs for the Tesla Model S P100D L that'll be used by all teams earlier this year.
Thanks to two electric motors making a combined 580kW of power and 995Nm of torque, the stripped-back (but still heavy) racer will hit 100km/h in 2.1 seconds, on the way to a 250km/h top speed. The battery pack is unchanged from standard specification.
Tyres are 265mm wide at the front and 305mm wide at the rear, wrapped around 18-inch wheels. Pirelli slick and wet options will be available.
Inside, there's a proper FIA roll cage and fire extinguisher system – as you'd expect of a proper racer – although the standard touchscreen and instruments remain.
The car rides on a pushrod-actuated wishbone suspension up front, while there's a dual-damper and spring setup at the rear.