Lowell Sun Online, Posted: 06/08/2015 11:06:03 AM EDT
By: Hiroko Sato
DEVENS — For Jeff Hyman, saving the environment is synonymous with driving in style.
Sitting behind the wheel of his Tesla on Tuesday morning, the environment and health guru who works for EMD Serono in Billerica manipulated the GPS map on a large computer screen mounted above the gear stick with his fingers. From the Internet radio to a home-security control system, name a feature and you’ll find it on the screen. It even computes how much battery power you would have left after a trip to a destination of your choice.
Also, you can get $10,000 in federal and state rebates when buying an electric car. Those who drive 15,000 miles per year in the kind of Tesla that Hyman owns would also save $5,250 in fuel costs over five years, compared to driving a new, all-gasoline vehicle with fuel efficiency of 22 mile per gallon.