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If escalating media attention is any measure of a company’s success, then Pedego Electric Bikes is winning the race to the top of the e-bike industry. Favorable articles in both the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times – two of the country’s foremost news outlets – have come out recently, pushing sales of Pedego e-bikes higher than ever. A third paper in the trifecta of top American newspapers, The Washington Post, has also covered Pedego’s electrifying success. Additionally, several news outlets around the world are buzzing with the news on Pedego electric bikes. “We’re very happy that people are reading these articles and learning about the joys of electric biking,” says Don DiCostanzo, CEO and co-founder of the California-based company. “And we’re thrilled that so many riders are discovering Pedego e-bikes based on these write-ups.”

Some of the national attention has come as a result of Pedego’s work with Ford Motor Company. Ford’s commitment to green technologies led to a partnership with Pedego resulting in the Ford Super Cruiser, an electric bicycle that debuted at Interbike last September. Media attention is growing as this model will become available to the public across the nation beginning in January 2014. The new Ford e-bike carries on Henry Ford’s vision and commitment to “make great products that contribute to a better world.” With a promise like that, it’s no wonder that journalists are watching.

Pedego Electric bikes (http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/) lives up to its core value of e-bike innovation and regularly offers newsworthy announcements to the media. However, much of the attention has come as a result of journalists who happen upon the bikes by chance. They love the bikes and write about the experience. Peter Pae, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, groused to his neighbor about his commute from Orange County to Los Angeles for his job. The neighbor loaned him a Pedego City Commuter. Pae discovered several benefits once he tried e-biking as part of his daily commute. So he bought one. Some months later, he took it upon himself to publish an article (Read it here: http://bit.ly/1b6wfmR) about his experiences on the City Commuter – noting how it saved him money and made commuting easier. His sincere and personal profile led numerous LA Times readers to discover Pedego. Then, a columnist with the New York Times contacted the company. After test riding two models with a friend, Joyce Wadler wrote a wryly comic yet positive review titled, “I Sing the Bike Electric,” which can be read at http://bit.ly/HGUWfr. Her article raised the public’s interest in Pedego again. As media exposure grows, so does the excitement among fans of these e-bikes, including dealers. Pedego dealers around the world have prepared for future articles and are offering more free test rides to visitors than ever before.

 

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Lindsay Volkswagen has once again won the coveted 2013 Wolfsburg Crest Club Award for outstanding sales and service!  Lindsay Volkswagen has proudly acheived Wolfsburg Crest Club status every year the program has been in place since its inception in 2008.  Garnering this prestigious award means that Lindsay Volkswagen has met the highest German standards for customer satisfaction, parts sales, new vehicle sales, certified pre-owned sales, and service excellence. 

Membership in the Wolfsburg Crest Club is not easy to attain. It requires a factory Volkswagen dealer to meet exemplary benchmarks in operating standards, new vehicle sales, certified pre-owned sales, parts purchases, pre- and post-sale customer satisfaction indexes, financial statement submission, and Volkswagen Academy employee certification.

In 2013, Lindsay Volkswagen rose to the challenge and currently ranks among the top Volkswagen dealerships in the U.S.

“The Wolfsburg Crest Award is a recognition that culminates everything we strive for every day at Lindsay- customer satisfaction, attention to detail, and our love and enthusiasm for the Volkswagen brand.  We are proud to be a recipient of this award for so many years, especially since we are the only dealership in the DMV area to achieve this great accomplishment. We would like to extend our gratitude to all of our wonderful Lindsay customers.  We look forward to another great year in 2014!” –Lindsay Volkswagen

Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles, in Sterling VA, has been proudly serving Fairfax, Dulles, Herndon, Reston and Tysons Corner with quality VW vehicles since 2004. As a member of the Lindsay Automotive Group, established in 1963, Lindsay Volkswagen has all the benefits of being part of a family-owned business that has existed in the DMV area for over 50 years!

With the latest models, like the Jetta, Routan, CC, GTI and Passat, we carry vehicles to fit everyone’s needs. Come visit us at 22455 Cedar Green Road in Sterling, VA, and test drive a new VW or used car. Our customers leave our dealership 100% satisfied!

Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles is not just your Sterling VW dealership, we have full-service auto repair and auto body repair shops, so you can get the best care for your new Volkswagen or used car. Whether you need VW service and auto repair, or VW parts and accessories, we are ready to serve you.

Stop by our showroom and see the latest additions to our Sterling Volkswagen dealership, or give us call today!

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Early adopters to receive complimentary home charger and installation

Cadillac is offering a complimentary 240-volt home charging station and installation to early buyers of the all-new 2014 ELR electrified luxury coupe.

“The ELR’s blend of leading technology with provocative design and fun-to-drive performance is set to bring new buyers to Cadillac and to electrification itself,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Global Cadillac. “Professional installation of the fastest home-charging unit is a natural way to mark the introduction of ELR to the luxury market.”

The Cadillac ELR offers a convergence of luxury, electrification and sporty driving in a premium coupe with dynamic design and an award-winning range-extended electric powertrain capable of 340 miles of total range.

As with all Cadillac models, the ELR comes standard with Cadillac Shield, a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including Remote Vehicle Diagnostics, a Premium Care Maintenance program and 24/7 roadside assistance. ELR also comes with an extended battery and propulsion warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, and a four-year or 50,000-mile, whichever comes first, bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.

You will be able to purchase the ELR at Lindsay Cadillac in Alexandria, VA.   Visit us online at LindsayCadillac.com

 

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The 2014 Cadillac SRX luxury crossover vehicle earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
NHTSA states that the 2014 SRX received five stars in the side crash test, four stars in the front crash test, and four stars in the rollover crash test. Ratings also apply to front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the SRX.

 

The forces in the tests are similar to those that would result from a frontal offset crash between two vehicles of the same weight, each going just under 40 mph. The moderate overlap crash test was designed to see how a vehicle can withstand the impact of another vehicle, which weighs around the same amount, going under 40 mph.

 

The 2014 SRX also received “Good” ratings in every crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including a “Good” rating in the tough moderate overlap front crash test.

 

The Cadillac SRX competed with similar vehicles like the BMW X3 and Lincoln MKX.

 

Standard safety features includes side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, electronic stability control with traction control, six airbags, and antilock brakes. Optional available features include a rear vision camera, lane-departure warning, and a Safety Alert seat.

 

You can test drive the Cadillac SRX at Lindsay Cadillac. Visit us online at LindsayCadillac.com.

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The first-generation IS was introduced in 1999 and a new version was introduced in 2006. Since then, Lexus has made some big changes to the LS and introduced an all-new ES and GS. Now it’s the IS’ turn and you will love the changes that Lexus has made! The new car nicely spans the gap between the 1st and 2nd generation IS, offering both soft, comfy, Lexus-y versions and an F-Sport model that will please.

 

The IS has sharp bold curves and bold shapes. Ergonomically, the IS cabin is cozy with comfy front seats, great visibility and decent-sized mirrors.  The IS can be either under the power of  a 204 horsepower 2.5 liter V6 or a 306 horsepower 3.5.  Both the IS 250 or IS 350 can be with either rear- or all-wheel-drive. The rear-drive IS 350 gets an 8-speed automatic, while the rest of the cars have six-speeders.

 

EPA fuel economy estimates range from 21 MPG city or 30 MPG highway in the rear-drive IS 250 down to the 19/26 in the all-wheel-drive IS 350.

 

You can test drive the new 2014 Lexus IS at Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria. View our inventory.

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DealerRater Honors Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria for Outstanding Customer Satisfaction Based on Customers’ Online Reviews Posted on DealerRater Web Site

 

DealerRater, the world’s premier car dealer review web site, recently announced Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria as a winner of the 2014 Dealer of the Year Award Program.   The DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award Program recognizes a select number of car dealerships throughout the United States and Canada for outstanding customer satisfaction as expressed through customers’ online reviews posted on DealerRater.

“We congratulate Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria for achieving this distinction for customer satisfaction amongst Lexus dealers across Virginia and look forward to their continued success through unparalleled customer service,” said Chip Grueter, president of DealerRater.  “It was a tight competition among many outstanding dealers throughout Virginia and Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria should be proud of this accomplishment.”

Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria has demonstrated consistently high PowerScore™ ratings for customer satisfaction, placing them in the top of their class.  The PowerScore is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that factors the dealership’s average DealerRater consumer rating and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2013 calendar year.

You can learn more about Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria at LindsayLexusofAlexandria.com

About DealerRater

DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide.  DealerRater is the world’s #1 online resource for anyone seeking trusted third-party information on automobile dealerships.   DealerRater features nearly 41,000 U.S. and Canadian car dealers, more than 1,200,000 consumer reviews and over 1 million cars for sale.  DealerRater attracts more than 9.5 million consumers every year who visit the site to search for car dealerships, read reviews, write their own descriptive reviews, and find car deals – all for free.

Click here to see why customers love it at Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria.

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