Secretive California-based, Chinese-backed automaker Faraday Future has announced that it is partnering with Dragon Racing for what it calls a "long term alliance" in Formula E electric car racing.

Dragon Racing will become Faraday's chief technical partner and will be the team's title sponsor. Faraday says that the partnership will get off to an official start in October at the Formula E Hong Kong ePrix, the beginning of the series' third season of racing.

"Partnering with Dragon Racing allows us to further showcase our electric vehicle leadership and technical capabilities in one of the most exciting Formulas in the world," said Nick Sampson, Faraday Future's global chief brand and commercial officer, in a statement released to members of the media.

"I clearly see Formula E as the right venue to challenge our engineers and technologies in the most extreme performance conditions."

Faraday Future says that it is working on powertrain components and the Echelon Inverter that it has indicated will be a part of "every future Faraday Future production vehicle."

From the release, it appears that Faraday Future will utilize Formula E as something of a testbed for its secretive automotive projects. Faraday Future has hired a number of big name engineers, designers, and executives, but little is known about just what the firm is working on at its headquarters in Southern California.