The Electric Production Car Series (EPCS)
Rules & Regulations
Electric GT Holdings Inc. is proud to present its first FIA approved electric race series, the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS). The Championship is the first all-electric circuit race series in the world and heralds the dawn of a new electric future.
Below is a brief overview of the sporting regulations for the all-new championship. Download the full list of Sporting Regulations here.
Championship and standings
The Electric Production Car Championship consists of two separate titles - one dedicated to the drivers themselves and another dedicated to the competing teams. The drivers’ championship is decided by their end of season total, made of his or her best results over the entire campaign, while the teams’ championship is made up by calculating both driver’s scores throughout the season.
The main EPCS race will see 20 international drivers, racing for 10 professional teams in identical all-electric, race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D machines, running on bespoke Pirelli P ZERO™ tyres and equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment and Alcon brakes.
The Electric Production Car Series (EPCS) follows a standard points system, used in other FIA-sanctioned series - awarding points to the top-10 finishers.
1st - 25pts
2nd - 18pts
3rd - 15pts
4th - 12pts
5th - 10pts
6th - 8pts
7th - 6pts
8th - 4pts
9th - 2pts
10th - 1pt
In addition, the driver securing pole position will be awarded an additional three points, while the driver who records the fastest race lap will score two further points. The EPCS will also offer three points to the winner of its Drift Off competition.
The Drift Off is a special stage reserved for the two winning drivers plus the two most voted drivers (voting received by race organiser through social media during the race up to the final two laps) involving a series of drift challenges specified in the race briefing.
race day format
Each round of the EPCS Championship will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, in and around the circuits. Rounds will consist of a 20-minute practice session, a 60-minute qualifying heat, a day race (60km) and a dusk race (60km).
The distance of all EPCS races, from the start signal to the chequered flag, will be of a minimum of 50 km and a maximum time of thirty (30) minutes plus one additional lap.
During each EPCS race, an EGT eSports race will take place simultaneously. Karting events will take place between EPCS races.
At most events a shakedown session is held on Friday - the day before the main event - but this is dependent on the track. Drivers use this session to check the electronic systems and the reliability of the car, but not overall performance as the cars run at a reduced speed.
NON-qualifying practice sessions
Power: 585kW is available throughout.
One free non-qualifying practice session will take place on the morning of the day of the race. This will have a maximum duration of 20 minutes. Drivers use this session to familiarise themselves with the circuit and check the car’s set up ahead of qualifying. No driver may start in the race without taking part in at least one non-qualifying practice session.
Qualifying Practice Sessions
Power: 585kW is available throughout.
Qualifying determines the starting grid for EPCS race one. The driver who sets the fastest qualifying lap lines up in first place and earns an additional three championship points (see above).
The qualifying sessión will consist in two heats of ten cars on a 3 laps race. The top three of each heat will then have a final heat of 3 laps.
Race One - Maximum power: 585kW / Rated power: 300kW
The grid for the first race will be drawn up as follows:
The six first positions will be occupied following the results of the final qualifying heat. Position 7 will be occupied by the car which finishes 4th of the fastest heat. Position 8 will be occupied by the car which finishes 4th of the slowest heat. Position 9 will be occupied by the car which finishes 5th of the fastest heat. Position 10 will be occupied by the car which finishes 5th of the slowest heat.
Race Two - Maximum power: 585kW / Rated power: 300kW
The grid for the second race will be drawn up as follows:
The first six cars will be placed according to the inverse classification of race 1. In the case that for any reason one or more of those six (6) cars can not occupy its position, the gaps on the grid will be closed up accordingly. The rest of the cars will be placed according to the classification of the race 1, once the six (6) first classified are removed from the list.