Watch Chelsea’s players take part in a training session with a difference, courtesy of Hyundai Motor UK.
Dozens of footballs were launched at the star footballers by a machine powered by the all-new, all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5.
Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, defender Ben Chilwell and striker Olivier Giroud were joined by the electric vehcile (EV) which has clever ‘vehicle-to-load’ technology that allows bi-directional charging.
This means the car’s powerful 800v battery can function as a 110/220V power outlet for electronic devices – in this case the Premier League side’s ball launchers.
The machines were then plugged into the IONIQ 5, giving the Premier League stars a tricky time as the balls were hurled towards them at high speeds.
“The new IONIQ 5 is Hyundai’s first standalone electric vehicle and we wanted to show the benefits of its bi-directional charging,” said Ashley Andrew, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor UK.
“We thought it would be a fun idea to demonstrate the technology with our partners at Chelsea FC.
“While vehicle-to-load technology wasn’t necessarily designed to help footballers stay in shape on the training ground, it shows how versatile and useful the tech can be for motorists.”