At long last, the Electric GT (EGT) Championship’s Tesla-based race series has been approved by the FIA, with the first race of the new Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) scheduled to take place later this year. The series will feature 20 drivers, all piloting a race-prepped Model S P100D with 778 hp.

Each race will feature a 20-minute practice session followed by a three-heat 60-minute qualifying session. Drivers will then take part in a day race (60km) as well as a dusk race (60km). However, that’s not all as once the race is finished, the top two and another two fan-voted drivers will enter a spot of drifting.

The drifting competition will take place at “suitable circuits,” with the winner walking away with a further three championship points. Sounds like an intriguing series already, don’t you think?

In an official statement from EGT, CEO Mark Gemmell said, “this is such an exciting day for us as we confirm that the Electric Production Car Series has been officially sanctioned by the FIA. We respect the FIA and we are honoured to have their support ahead of our inaugural season.”

“We are also pleased to officially publish the sporting regulations for the Electric Production Car Series. We have put a lot of time into refining the regulations to allow for competitive and thrilling racing. With a three-heat qualifying system and two EPCS races, plus our eKarting and eSports races, fans will have a lot of racing action to get excited about,” he ended.