June 28 (Reuters) - BP said on Thursday it would buy UK-based electric vehicle charging company Chargemaster, as it bets on increasing demand for electric cars.
BP, an oil and gas company, did not provide a deal value but said that BP Chargemaster would operate as a wholly-owned unit and Chargemaster employees would continue at BP Chargemaster. (on.bp.com/2N5me1b)
In February, BP said it expects autonomous electric vehicles to become available in the early 2020s and forecast a 100-fold growth in electric vehicles by 2040. (Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)