"Race of the sun"
The FIA EPCS is motorsport for the 21st century, one that excites and inspires us all as society to enter a new age of sustainable abundance; The Age of Light.
The FIA EPCS Championship is the world’s first 100% electric production car racing series.
This Championship will commence in 2018 and will include the Electric Supercar Series, the EPCS eKarting Series and the EPCS Virdual™ Series: a ground-breaking innovative new virtual racing platform.
The main event, the FIA EPCS, will see 20 international drivers, racing for 10 professional teams in identical all-electric Tesla Model S EGT P100D machines equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment, running on bespoke Pirelli tyres.
The inaugural FIA EPCS Championship will race on traditional circuits around Europe. Rounds will consist of a 20-minute practice session, a 60-minute qualifying heat, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km).
Each round of the FIA EPCS Championship will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, in and around the circuits. Fans around the world will stream races via Facebook Live, Twitch and YouTube, as well as interact directly with the teams using social media platforms.
EPCS – The Electric Production Car Series
The main event of the FIA EPCS Championship; The Electric Production Car Series Championship, will see all drivers compete in the same specification EPCS racing car in the first season.
Based on the Tesla P100DL, FIA EPCS’s fully race-prepared car is capable of 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds, three-tenths quicker than the production version. Pirelli’s P Zero slick and wet tyres have been specially engineered to deal with the impressive 778 bhp (585 kW) and 995 Nm torque produced by the P100DL 2.0.
The 100 kWh Lithium-ion battery is the largest in motorsport, allowing it to travel around 90 km on a single charge at racing speed. With 500kg shed weight and increased downforce, resulting from the front splitter and rear-wing, FIA EPCS’s P100DL has better grip through the corners.
Double steel wishbone pushrod operated suspension and dual circuit, single pedal hydraulic race brakes have also been added to further improve cornering speeds.
The EPCS Tesla P100DL 2.0 is in the final stages of development and will continue to go through tests ahead of the opening race in 2018. The car has been tested by the likes of Lucas di Grassi, Karun Chandhok and Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Each round of the Electric Production Car Series will consist of a 20-minute practice session, a 60-minute qualifying heat, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km).