Vestar Installs ECOtality Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Vestar Installs ECOtality Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Eight Blink Charging Systems Installed at Tempe Marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ECOtality, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation, today announced that
Vestar recently placed electric charging stations at their award-winning
entertainment and retail lifestyle center, Tempe Marketplace, in Tempe,
Arizona. Through this partnership, eight Blink charging systems, including
handicapped accessible units, have been placed on both the north and south
side of the center. These installations are part of Vestar's already
well-established GreenSTAR initiative, the Southwest's first large-scale
commitment to sustainable shopping center techniques.

"This sustainable infrastructure enables our customers the ability to charge
their electric vehicles while they are enjoying the many offerings at Tempe
Marketplace, including our stores, restaurants, movie theatre and other
entertainment options," says Pat McGinley, Vestar's Vice President of Property

The Blink Network of charging stations provides EV drivers the freedom to
travel as they choose and conveniently charge at Blink commercial locations
along the way, including Tempe Marketplace.

ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a research initiative to
help build America's future EV infrastructure.The project will study EV
infrastructure to support the deployment of EVs in key markets, by collecting
and analyzing data from vehicles and chargers. For more information about The
EV Project, please visit

"Our goal has always been to provide a network of chargers that are
conveniently placed where consumers work, shop and play," stated Greg Fioriti,
Chief Revenue Officer, ECOtality Inc. "Situated in a highly-visible and
accessible area, Tempe Marketplace is an ideal location for Blink EV charging

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

The ECOtality, Inc. logo is available at

About Vestar

One of the leading privately held real estate companies in the western United
States, Vestar specializes in the acquisition, management, and development of
commercial real estate, including entertainment-retail complexes, power and
lifestyle centers, and neighborhood centers of varying size and scale that
serve as community shopping destinations with a unique sense of place. For
more information about the GreenSTAR initiative, visit For more information about
Vestar, please visit

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: ECOtality Media:
         Kim Setliff
         (415) 977.1942
         ECOtality Investor Relations:
         Brandi Floberg or Kathy Price
         (212) 481.2050
         Vestar Media:
         Denise Hart, Vice President
         of Marketing, Vestar

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