Roberto Merhi will make his debut in the ABB Formula E World Championship next weekend, competing for Mahindra Racing.
The team has parted ways with Oliver Rowland, who has raced for the team since the 2020-21 campaign.
Mahindra says it reached a “mutual agreement” with the Briton, who has six podium finishes including a race win in the all-electric series.
The team did not specify who would fill the seat beyond the Jakarta double-header round.
Merhi has experience with Mahindra, as he was present with it at the rookie test from Berlin last month.
“It’s a huge honour for me to step in and represent Mahindra Racing for the races in Jakarta,” Merhi said.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity and I’m determined to make the most of it.
“I had a chance to drive the M9Electro at the rookie test in Berlin but Formula E is very different to any of the other series I’ve raced in so the learning curve will be steep. But I feel ready, excited and up for the challenge.”
Merhi, an ex-Formula 1 driver, has most recently been competing in GT and endurance categories.
He also made several appearances in the 2022 Formula 2 series, scoring a podium at the Feature Race from Austria.
Mahindra Racing CEO Frederic Bertrand added: “We are delighted to welcome Roberto to the Mahindra Racing team.
“Roberto has impressive experience in top-level racing and a good track record in major championships. He had a great run with us at the Rookie Test in Berlin last month and we could see he had the potential to become a great asset for the Mahindra Racing team.
“It’s not easy to jump in mid-season, but Roberto has experience of working with the team, so I’m sure he will slot into the team brilliantly.”