Remember last November, when PH drove the Tesla Model S racing car? Remember, too, when one of the first comments read: "Just no. Racing should smell of unburnt fuel, sound like wasps killing each other whilst strangling eagles, I'm not for this at all."? It's fair to say the reception on PistonHeads was mixed.
Today comes confirmation that the Electric GT series has an 'Electric Production Car Series' championship calendar set up for 2018-19. Beginning at Jerez in November, the Teslas will compete across Europe at circuits including Silverstone, Assen and the Nurburgring before the season finale at Portimao in November 2019. While dates and locations are subject to change, EGT says that the grid will feature 10 teams of two cars, plus every weekend will include a 20-minute practice, a 60-minute quali and two races: one during the day, and one at dusk.
There's more than that, though, because - in case you hadn't guessed - EPCS isn't a regular race series. So the support race will be electric karting, with an eSports Series having a presence too. Fans will also be able to stream EPCS races via Periscope, Twitch and YouTube. Each Electric GT weekend will be, according to organisers, "a... festival of technology and innovation for sustainability."
So something different, for sure. CEO of Electric GT Holdings Mark Gemmell, a software engineer until not all that long ago, said: "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'm stoked about the future, and we are all looking forward to bringing elbows-out electric racing action to fans around the world." To that end the EPCS is offering some complimentary tickets to the opening round at Jerez for those fans who register on its website. Would you be interested? Would you not? Floor is yours...