Texas Instruments Introduces Workplace EV Charging With Blink Charging Stations

Texas Instruments Introduces Workplace EV Charging With Blink Charging
Stations

Fortune 500 Company Installs 46 Blink Charging Stations Across 12 Workplace
Locations

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ECOtality, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECTY),
a leader in clean electric transportation, and Texas Instruments Incorporated
(TI) (Nasdaq:TXN), a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company,
today announced TI will install 46 Blink Level 2 charging stations at 12
office locations throughout Texas, including nine at its corporate
headquarters in Dallas. TI is the latest in a fast-growing list of leading
companies to offer workplace charging benefits to employees.

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"TI offers a variety to ways to help employees find alternative, innovative
commuting methods, especially in North Texas where our largest employee
population resides. Adding EV charging supports another commuting choice for
our employees," said Paul Westbrook, sustainable development manager for TI.
"We can't predict the future, but we can certainly help shape it through
actions like this. Several TI employees bought or leased an electric vehicle
shortly after we announced the EV charging station program."

"As a leader in developing the nation's EV charging station infrastructure,
ECOtality is pleased to partner with TI to provide its employees convenient
charging access while at work," said ECOtality CEO Ravi Brar. "With this
development, TI further demonstrates why the company is a longtime leader in
corporate citizenship."

Blink Level 2 commercial charging stations feature an intuitive and
interactive seven-inch touch screen that allows users to easily manage their
electric vehicle charging experience. The TI stations are part of Blink's
nationwide network, which can be easily found via the Blink Map, available
online and on mobile devices.

About ECOtality, Inc.

ECOtality, Inc. 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, Inc., please visit www.ecotality.com.

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About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and
manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By
employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the
future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the
future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

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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
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In evaluating such statements, prospective investors should review carefully
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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: ECOtality Media:
         Kim Setliff
         kimberly@antennagroup.com
         (415) 977.1942
        
         ECOtality Investor Relations:
         Brandi Floberg or Kathy Price
         ecotality@tpg-ir.com
         (212) 481.2050
        
         TI Media:
         Tracy Calabrese
         TCalabrese@GolinHarris.com
         (972) 341.2518

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