LS Cable and System has become the first Korean firm to develop a portable electric vehicle charger, the company claimed.

The charger supplies 3.3kW of electricity to the vehicle using the standard outlet installed in homes, the Korea Herald reported, and can fully recharge batteries in Hyundai’s BlueOn EV in six hours.

According to LS Cable and System, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy plans to increase electric vehicles’ share of the local market for new vehicles to 20% by 2020 and for 2.2m chargers to have been supplied by that year, offering good prospects for the market.

The company said that as the device meets the International Electric Commission’s standards, its development will also enable the company to enter the global market for electric vehicle chargers in which US and Japanese firms currently have the lead.