Chamber "Fridays in Fenton" meeting held at Jim Butler Chevrolet.
Jeannie Braun, executive director of the Fenton Area Chamber of Commerce, sits comfortably behind the wheel of a new Chevy Volt, GM's new electric vehicle, at the Jim Butler Chevrolet dealership at Gravois Bluffs, in Fenton. Jim Butler Chevrolet hosted an event called Fridays in Fenton, a chamber breakfast and networking meeting.
Ron Thompson is one of the first Missouri drivers to purchase Chevrolet's new electric vehicle.
Ron Thompson, a retired Boeing engineer put his analytical skills to work when he and his wife were looking for a third car to transport them around town. A fan of technology, Thompson researched vehicles with hybrid drivetrains (gas and electric), all-electric vehicles and the Chevrolet Volt (which is powered by an electric motor with a gasoline engine for a backup to extend the range of the car. According to GM, the Volt will travel about 41 miles on a single battery charge before the gas engine takes over. The vehicle is recharged via a regular electric outlet The Volt has been highly touted by General Motors as its car of the future. It went on the market last spring but was only available on the East and West Coasts. It's taken this …