Inside Salk; Salk Insitute

Plugged in

Jaclyn Durocher

Jaclyn Durocher "plugs in" at one of Salk's newly installed vehicle charging stations.

The Salk Institute is getting charged up. Four electric vehicle charging stati ons have been installed in the east parking lot as part of a nationwide U.S. Department of Energy initiative to install 14,000 chargers in 18 major cities. The initiative, known as the EV Project, is funded by a $230 million government grant and is the largest deployment of electric vehicles and charge infrastructure in the nation's history. What it means at Salk is that owners of either the Chevrolet Volt or the Nissan LEAF will now be able to charge their cars in one of the four stations while they're at work.