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Baker Electric Inc. Announces Installation of Blink DC Fast Charger on San Diego State University Campus



Baker Electric Inc. Announces Installation of Blink DC Fast Charger on San
Diego State University Campus

Electrical Contractor, Baker Electric Inc., is Pleased to Announce it Has
Installed the First Blink DC Fast Charger on a San Diego College Campus

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baker Electric, Inc., a
full-service electrical prime and subcontractor, is pleased to announce it has
installed ECOtality's (Nasdaq:ECTY) first commercial Blink DC Fast Charger
(480 volt – 3-Phase AC input) on a San Diego college campus. Baker Electric
Inc. (BEI) installed the DC Fast Charger in Parking Lot G on the San Diego
State University (SDSU) campus as part of the university's sustainability
initiative. The station can provide most electric vehicles (EVs) with an 80
percent charge in less than 30 minutes.

Baker Electric Inc. is a Nissan Leaf / ECOtality certified Blink Network
installer. The Blink DC Fast Charger was installed on January 17 and
commissioned on January 21, 2013. It is now open for public charging. The SDSU
station is the eighth installation in the State of California and was funded
by the EV Project, a Department of Energy funded program administered by
ECOtality. Baker Electric is also in the process of installing six additional
Blink conventional chargers in SDSU Parking Lot G. Those chargers are expected
to be available for use early spring.

The Blink ergonomic design provides intelligent user-friendly features to
intuitively and safely charge EVs in wet or dry conditions. Blink DC Fast
Chargers differ from conventional chargers by utilizing direct current. EV
drivers can charge their EVs up to 80% in under thirty minutes using Blink DC
Fast Chargers.  Blink Level 2 chargers use a 220-volt outlet and take 6-8
hours to provide a full charge, depending on battery size. Nissan Leaf owners
have access to a variety of innovative and easy-to-use mobile phone apps to
help them schedule charges during off-peak utility hours, check charges
remotely, keep track of energy used and money saved.  

"It's truly exciting for Baker Electric to take part in introducing Blink DC
Fast Chargers to the San Diego community," said BEI President Ted Baker. "The
EV Project is changing how consumers view clean electric transportation. As we
enter our 75^th year in business, it's fitting to pair our history with the
new DC Fast Charger on the San Diego State University campus."

"We are excited to work with Baker Electric in installing a Blink DC Fast
Charger on SDSU's campus," said Andy Hoskinson, San Diego Manager for
ECOtality. "Baker Electric has been a great partner in helping ECOtality build
out the EV infrastructure needed to help San Diego lead the charge in EV
readiness."

For more information on Baker Electric, Inc., visit
http://www.baker-electric.com or call (760) 745-2001.

About Baker Electric Inc.

Founded in 1938, Baker Electric, Inc. provides comprehensive pre-construction
services and the planning, coordination, design | build, in-house electrical
engineering and project management of any size project from initial design to
follow-up maintenance. BEI serves as both a prime and subcontractor. BEI
installed its first Blink® Level 2 (240 volt - AC input) residential charging
station in December 2010 and has completed 477 residential installations to
date. In addition, BEI has installed 201 publicly-available, commercial Level
2 and one Blink Level 3 DC Fast Chargers. For more information, visit
http://www.baker-electric.com.

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.

The ECOtality, Inc. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=13434 

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section
27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All forward-looking statements
are inherently uncertain as they are based on current expectations and
assumptions concerning future events or future performance of the company.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which are only predictions and speak only as of the date hereof.
In evaluating such statements, prospective investors should review carefully
various risks and uncertainties identified in this release and matters set in
the company's SEC filings. These risks and uncertainties could cause the
Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the
forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Susan Almon-Pesch
         for Baker Electric Inc.
         (858) 205-0516
        
         Kim Setliff
         for ECOtality
         (415) 977-1942

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