The Electric GT Championship has announced its first participating team for the inaugural season, which will commence in 2018.

SPV Racing, a Swedish-Spanish team, will field two Tesla’s Model S EGT P100D. It also eyes an entry in the new eSports championship.

Spanish drivers Alvaro Fontes and Javier Martinez are named as development drivers.

The team currently operates in the European LeMans Series and the Le Mans Cup, with the aim of making its 24 Hours of Le Mans debut in 2019.

SPV Racing will be the first customer to receive the race ­prepared Tesla Model S EGT P100D later this year and will begin a promotional programme with the car ahead of the debut race mid-­2018.

“This is a significant step forward for Electric GT as we prepare for our first season in 2018. We are delighted to welcome SPV Racing to the EGT family,” said Electric GT CEO Mark Gemmell.

“Since our first introductions, SPV Racing has hit the ground running and we have enjoyed working with people who are as eager and excited to go racing as we are.”

Lars Lindberg, SPV Racing Team Manager said: “We are so proud to be the first team to officially announce our entry to the Electric GT Championship. We are excited by this new chapter for our team as we take on the challenge of racing with electric power.

“From a pure racing side, with the Tesla we have a lot to learn so we are proud that we have such a strong line­up of drivers to assist with our development on and off the track. We believe that we are putting our best foot forward and hope to make a strong start in our first season.

“We’re proud of the experience in our team, having raced all over the world in multiple categories. We are also looking forward to using Electric GT as an opportunity to develop new racing talent and we believe that the eSports Championship will be a good testing ground for racing stars of the future.”

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