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It may soon be a lot easier and cheaper to buy and own an electric vehicle. Eight governors signed a cooperative agreement Thursday to boost sales of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Their plan, which will be developed over the next six months, is expected to drastically increase the number of charging stations and offer new financial incentives for car buyers. The governors’ goal is to start increasing sales now and eventually have 3.3 million ZEVs on the road by 2025.

A number of initiatives are included in the agreement:

  • Financial incentives: Offer monetary incentives to consumers to reduce the high u