China Racing has become the second team to commit to the new all-electric Formula E series that the FIA is launching for 2014.
The operation is run by Yu Liu, who was also behind the Chinese national programmes in A1GP, Superleague Formula and the GT1 World Championship, and has promoted various motorsport events in China.
Liu believes Formula E will be an ideal motorsport programme for China to be identified with. His team intends to construct its own chassis in China within three years.
"Our presence in the championship will encourage millions of Chinese fans to follow the series," said Liu. "Our experience in racing event management will contribute to a successful Formula E city race in China showcasing electric formula cars with a futuristic sound and zero-emissions. We also believe this is a good platform for Chinese and global EV companies to do our part to help create a sustainable planet."
Formula E chief Alejandro Agag thinks China Racing's involvement can play a major environmental role in its home nation.
"China has enormous potential for the expansion of electric vehicles as a tool to fight pollution in cities," he said. "We think the FIA Formula E Championship can be a powerful tool to make electric cars popular with the Chinese public, particularly the younger generations. Having a Chinese team with us in the Championship will be key to succeeding in that challenge."
China joins Drayson Racing as a confirmed Formula E entrant.