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.

The legendary Nurburgring and Silverstone circuits are also on the calendar, although exact timing may change.

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.