Raleigh, NC, August 30, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Bill Shotwell, general manager and owner of Saturn of Raleigh (www.saturnofraleigh.com) and Saturn of Cary (www.saturnofcary.com), has announced that the dealerships provided a 2009 black Aura Hybrid to Wake Tech Community College on Aug. 27 for U.S. Rep. David Price’s tour of the college’s automotive systems program. Wake Tech’s Automotive Systems Technology program, as well as its Simulation and Game Development program, is slated to receive $200,000 in the proposed 2010 federal budget. Rep. Price, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, was a sponsor of the request for the appropriations, and his visit to Wake Tech allowed him to see how the federal funds will be utilized to enhance the programs. With the goal of establishing a Green Automotive degree program, Wake Tech’s Automotive Technologies program will use federal funding to develop coursework in alternative fuels, hybrids and electric car technologies.
The four-wheel drive, five-passenger Saturn Aura Hybrid is an environmentally friendly sedan. Its electric motor assists the combustion engine during acceleration and allows the engine to shut off at a stop to save fuel. The vehicle is powered by a 164-horsepower 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine in conjunction with a regenerative nickel metal hydride battery pack mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. It is available in only eight states, including North Carolina.
“We were happy to provide Wake Tech with a hybrid Aura to show during their Automotive Technologies program tour,” said Shotwell. “Their goal of establishing a green automotive degree program is admirable and in line with Saturn’s mission of providing fuel-efficient vehicles.”
About Saturn of Raleigh:
Saturn of Raleigh is a full-service car dealership that has been serving the Raleigh, N.C., area, including Wake Forest and Rocky Mount, since 1992. Located at 5501 Capital Blvd., Saturn of Raleigh offers a complete line of new and pre-owned cars and trucks, and the staff is committed to serving all automotive needs, from sales and finance to service and parts. Factory-trained technicians ensure that care and maintenance of vehicles remains a priority and Saturn of Raleigh has a state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair facility stocked with a large inventory of manufacturer certified part to serve all customer needs. For more information about Saturn of Raleigh, visit www.saturnofraleigh.com or call (877) 221-5402.
About Saturn of Cary:
Saturn of Cary is a full-service car dealership that has been serving the residents of Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs and other surrounding communities since 1997. Located at 91 Mackenan Drive in Cary, Saturn of Cary offers a complete line of new and pre-owned inventory of cars and trucks. The dealership also has a parts department to ensure that Saturn drivers can easily order new parts or get their vehicles repaired. From sales and finance to service and parts, the staff at Saturn of Cary is committed to helping drivers with all of their automotive needs. For more information about Saturn of Cary, visit www.saturnofcary.com or call (866) 569-5673.
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