The Piacente Group to Provide ECOtality With Strategic Investor Relations Consulting Services

The Piacente Group to Provide ECOtality With Strategic Investor Relations
Consulting Services

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Piacente Group
(TPG), a full-service investor relations firm with offices in New York,
California and Beijing, today announced that ECOtality, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECTY), a
leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, has retained
TPG as its investor relations advisor. TPG will assist ECOtality in
implementing strategic investor communications and outreach programs designed
to increase the Company's visibility among the financial community.

"We are delighted to have been selected by ECOtality as their investor
relations partner and we look forward to a productive relationship," said
Brandi Piacente, President of TPG. "With a strong history of innovation and
strategy to generate recurring, predictable revenues streams through its
rapidly growing Blink network, ECOtality is well positioned to expand its
business and further its leadership in the nascent EV market. We look forward
to helping ECOtality communicate the value proposition of its three core
businesses; Blink, Minit Charger and ETEC LABS, while raising the Company's
profile within the investment community."

"The considerable progress we have made to date has provided an important
foundation for our future growth. We have built a sizeable electric vehicle
infrastructure that includes an installed network of over 10,000 Blink
charging stations and nearly 100 DC Fast Chargers making ECOtality the
nation's largest DC fast charging station network," said Ravi Brar, CEO of
ECOtality, Inc. "We are fulfilling our promise of monetizing our technology by
instituting access fees, licensing agreements and advertising programs and now
is an ideal time to refine our message and increase our exposure on Wall
Street. We believe that TPG will be an excellent partner to support these
efforts."

About The Piacente Group

The Piacente Group ("TPG"), Inc. is a full service investor relations and
financial communications consulting firm with offices in New York, California
and Beijing. Representing a strong portfolio of U.S.-listed companies, TPG
develops and implements strategic programs aimed at broadening investment
community sponsorship through best practice execution.Value-driven
communications, proactive outreach to Wall Street, targeted media relations
and innovative social media methodologies work in concert to market TPG's
clients' securities before optimal investment audiences.

Please visit The Piacente Group at www.tpg-ir.com, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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About ECOtality, Inc.

ECOtality, Inc. (ECTY) is a leader in clean, electric transportation
technologies. The company operates three complementary lines of business:
Blink, Minit-Charger and eTec Labs. ECOtality offers electric vehicle charging
stations under the Blink brand and provides a turnkey network operating system
for EV drivers, commercial businesses and utilities. Minit-Charger
manufactures and distributes fast-charging systems for material handling and
airport ground support vehicles. eTec Labs is a trusted research and testing
resource for governments, automotive OEMs and utilities. For more information
about ECOtality, please visit www.ecotality.com.

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Safe Harbor Statement

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: The Piacente Group, Inc.
         Investor Relations
         Brandi Floberg or Kathy Price
         212-481-2050
         ecotality@tpg-ir.com

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