All-new Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV tests Chelsea FC stars, including Giroud, Azpilicueta, Mendy And Chilwell, in a battle between electric power and skill.
The vehicle-to-load tech allows the IONIQ 5 to function as a power outlet for electronic devices — in this case, an eight ball launchers.
The V2L function on the IONIQ 5, which turns the electric car into a ‘charger on wheels’, can be used for any electric device, including scooters, electric bicycles or camping equipment.
In this case, the premier league’s side utilized the V2L tech on the IONIQ 5 by plugging eight ball launchers into it, giving the stars a tricky time as the balls were hurled towards them at high speeds.
Blues stars who took part in this out of the world training session includes club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, defender Ben Chilwell and striker Olivier Giroud.
Ashley Andrew, MD of Hyundai Motor UK, said :
“The new IONIQ 5 is Hyundai’s first standalone electric vehicle and we wanted to show the benefits of its bi-directional charging.
“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.”
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric car, which was unveiled this week, is expected to arrive in dealerships later this year.
Its 77.4 kWh-battery pack has an estimated driving range between 290 and 300 miles. When plugged into a 350-kW fast charger, it will charged from 5 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. It takes around five minutes to get 100km (62 miles) of range.