The £25 million signing joins City from Manchester United and told the Daily Mail: "The manager and the owners are very ambitious and that became clear to me the first time we spoke.
"This is the chance to be involved from the start, an opportunity to help build a special experience.
"There is a great feeling of excitement around the club. Look at the quality of the players who have been signed and the prospect of other top-quality players coming, too. Things are happening at this club.
"The owners made it clear to me that they will be doing everything in their power to make this an extraordinary club to play for. I look forward to being part of that experience.
"Mark Hughes played in my position for some of the biggest clubs in the world and understands the demands and pressure of playing as a striker. I look forward to learning from him."
Tevez insisted the decision to join City is "mine and mine alone".
He thanked his mentor Kia Joorabchian and added: "This is a new adventure for me and I thank the people who have made this possible.
"My record of success speaks for itself. From helping West Ham to avoid relegation to helping Manchester United to two Champions League finals in two seasons. That's not a bad record!"