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Four Chelsea stars enjoyed a very unique training session powered by the Hyundai IONIQ 5 that is only set to be released in 2022.

The latest SUV from a South Korean manufacturer, is an all-electric compact crossover with 'advanced future' technology that powered several machines launching balls at the Blues players at their Cobham training complex on Friday.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the new Hyundai IONIQ 5

Captain Cesar Azpilicueta, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, defender Ben Chilwell, and striker Olivier Giroud checked out the ‘vehicle-to-load’ that offers 'bi-directional' charging.

This means not only be charged by electricity but can also function as a power outlet for electronic devices turning the futuristic and aesthetically pleasing vehicle into a charger on wheels.

Testing out the power

"The new IONIQ 5 is Hyundai’s first standalone electric vehicle and we wanted to show the benefits of its bi-directional charging," Ashley Andrew, MD of Hyundai Motor UK said.

"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."

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The latest Hyundai offering will reportedly range between R500 000 and R700 000 when it drops in South Africa.

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