Electric GT Holdings unveil 5-year technical plan
Electric GT Holdings has published a five-season technical roadmap, presenting plans for the FIA-endorsed championship to be open to other constructors and manufacturers in addition to outlining plans for future seasons.
The first race of the Electric GT Championship is set to take place later this year, with its first full-season set to run from November 2018-October 2019 with plans to race at Jerez, Paul Ricard, the Nurburgring, Assen, Silverstone and Portimao while two rounds have not yet been announced.
For Season One, it is expected that the championship will be a single-make series with Tesla's P100DL being the only car on the grid although, in its fourth season of competition, the series will become open-platform which will follow GT/LMP closed-wheel body specifications.
In the first season of the Electric Production Car Series that will commence in 2018, cars with an identical specification will be used, with the P100DL having 585kW of power which equates to 778hp, meaning that cars can reach speeds of up to 250km/h (155mph).
"We made history when we launched the first electric production car series, and now we are preparing the series to evolve and grow," said Agustin Payá, Technical Director of Electric GT Holdings.
"Our five year plan has been developed following discussion with leading global manufacturers and OEMs to best predict, and respond to, the continued rapid growth of electric vehicle technology.
"Our championship will be relevant, fast and continue to drive technology forward.
"We will also continue to work with manufacturers of new sustainable materials, in the car and at our events, to surprise and delight our fans. This series will truly prove that electric technology has surpassed the possibilities of all that has gone before," he added.
For the series' fourth season of competition, cars will have 825 kW of power which is the equivalent of 1,122bhp meaning that cars can accelerate from 1-100kph in 1.7s while producing top speeds of up to 380kph (236mph).