Several former motorcycling world champions are amongst the 18 riders signed up for the inaugural FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, which gets underway next year.
The full entry list for the new championship, which uses identical all-electric motorcycles and will support MotoGP events, was released earlier this week.
2011 Moto3 world champion Nico Terol, 2008 125 world champion Mike de Meglio and former FIM Endurance world champions Kenny Foray and Josh Hook are all included in the field.
Two-time MotoGP runner-up Sete Gibernau and former European Moto2 champion Eric Granado also add to the experience in the field.
Official testing will get underway at Jerez on Nov. 23-25, followed by additional running in March and April.
The field will race as part of the support package for MotoGP at five European events next season, starting at Jerez on May 5.
It will later visit the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit, Sachsenring, Red Bull Ring and Misano, with a double-header event at the Italian circuit on Sept. 15.
Races will last approximately 15 minutes and will take place on the Sunday morning, ahead of the Moto3 race.
All riders will use Energica Ego Corsa bikes, which will be identical apart from select parts, such as springs, which teams will be able to choose from a range depending on each rider’s specific needs.
The bike has a battery capacity of 20 kWh and produces up to 120 kW.
It has been demonstrated on track at each MotoGP round this season, including by Loris Capirossi, Alessandro Brannetti and Jorge Aspar Martinez at the season finale in Valencia this weekend.