ECOtality and Sears Expand Relationship, Unveil Electric Vehicle Chargers in Tennessee and Arizona

ECOtality and Sears Expand Relationship, Unveil Electric Vehicle Chargers in
Tennessee and Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO and HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage
technologies (Nasdaq:ECTY), and Sears Holdings (Nasdaq:SHLD) recently expanded
their relationship and also unveiled the first Blink® Direct Current (DC) Fast
Charger stations at several Sears stores in Tennessee and Arizona. These
stations enable Sears customers to charge an electric vehicle battery up to 80
percent capacity in less than 30 minutes — the fastest charge rate currently
available.

"Our relationship with Sears will benefit businesses and communities alike,"
said Ravi Brar, CEO of ECOtality. "By continuing to install Blink charging
stations at new locations, Sears shows its commitment to clean energy with the
added benefit of attracting an upscale and loyal consumer that research shows
spends more time in store than the average customer. We are delighted to work
with such an iconic brand."

As part of The EV Project, ECOtality worked closely with Sears during the site
selection process, evaluating key factors such as store traffic, EV density
and availability of the unique DC stations. Currently, five fast charging
sites have been installed and there is continued effort to expand
opportunities further. In addition to the fast chargers, Sears Holdings has
implemented level 2 charging stations at 12 additional Sears stores. With
these in place, the company exceeded 2,000 hours of connection time by
customers and associates.

"Sears Holdings is proud to do our part in driving clean energy and we look
forward to continuing our work with ECOtality," said Rajan Penkar, Senior Vice
President and President, Supply Chain, for Sears Holdings. "We are delighted
to see that the EV Charging stations are already offering a valuable service
to our customers, communities and associates, and we are excited to see how
many hours charging we can achieve in 2013."

Blink DC Fast charging stations are powerful and unique machines. Not only do
they charge an EV at an adaptable 60 kW rate, but they offer dual ports, which
allows for sequential charge time as well as adaptability should DC fast
charging cable ports need to be updated. Additionally, the UL certified
charger features two interactive touch screens and a 42" color display to
allow for media and messaging. With real time communication capabilities, the
Blink DC Fast Charger supports energy usage data evaluation with an internal
energy meter.

About ECOtality, Inc.

ECOtality, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECTY), headquartered in San Francisco, California, is
a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Through
innovation, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, ECOtality accelerates
the market applicability of advanced electric technologies to replace
carbon-based fuels. For more information about ECOtality, Inc., please visit
www.ecotality.com.

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About The EV Project

ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a research initiative to
help build America's future EV infrastructure. To date, The EV Project has
gathered more than 60 million miles of EV driver data that will serve to
support the deployment of EVs in key markets. The project is a public-private
partnership, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal
stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
(ARRA). For more information about The EV Project, please visit
www.theevproject.com

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600
full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the
home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the
ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical
and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com.Sears Holdings is the leading
home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness
equipment and automotive repair and maintenance.Key proprietary brands
include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering,
including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection,
Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country
Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services,
with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and
have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through
initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011
Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate
Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the
Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads.Sears Holdings Corporation
operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart
Corporation.For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at
www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | |Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers

CONTACT: ECOtality Media:
         Kim Setliff
         kimberly@antennagroup.com
         (415) 977.1942
        
         ECOtality Investor Relations:
         Ronald A. Both
         ron@liolios.com
         (949) 574.3860
        
         Sears Holdings:
         Howard Riefs
         (847) 286.8371

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