Blink and NovaCharge Announce Dealer Partnership

Blink and NovaCharge Announce Dealer Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ECOtality, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECTY)
a leader in clean electric transportation and NovaCharge, LLC, a leader in the
deployment of EV charging infrastructure, announced today that NovaCharge has
become an authorized dealer of Blink commercial chargers.

To meet the growing demand for Electric Vehicle Charge Stations, Blink is
establishing a nationwide dealer network to support the continued expansion of
a national electric vehicle charging station infrastructure. Blink's
affiliation with NovaCharge expands Blink's presence throughout the Southeast
region of the United States. While Blink and NovaCharge are both pioneers in
the Electric Vehicle charging industry, this is the first time these two
industry leaders have collaborated.

Founded in 2008, NovaCharge is one of the industry's first dedicated EVSE
solutions providers, and is a leader in the deployment of residential and
commercial charging infrastructure. With over 1000 charging stations deployed
across a wide spectrum of retail, fleet, workplace, municipal and residential
US customers, NovaCharge provides charging station owners with the focused
expertise they need to choose the right EV charging solution to fit their
desired business models.With NovaCharge's deep expertise in smart, networked
charging solutions, charging station owners can leverage a variety of
sophisticated payment models, usage reporting systems, and EV driver
demographic information to enhance their business operations.

"At NovaCharge, we represent the best-of-breed in EV charging solutions and
are focused on ensuring EV driver satisfaction, through successful charging
station owner deployments," said Helda Rodriguez, NovaCharge president. "By
partnering with Blink, we can now offer customers the comprehensive and
high-quality choices they need to deploy and expand smart EVSE charging
services with confidence."

With nearly 13,000 chargers deployed nationally, Blink's network of smart
chargers allow for comprehensive use of analytics, making it ideal for
commercial applications including retail outlets, restaurants and public
garages. NovaCharge's commercial and residential networked charging deployment
expertise makes them an ideal partner to help Blink expand its Southeast
charging infrastructure, now available to over 15,000 Blink drivers.

"NovaCharge's commitment to providing EV drivers with an exceptional user
experience is a perfect fit for Blink's best-in-class network of chargers,"
stated Greg Fioriti, Chief Revenue Officer of ECOtality. "We look forward to
working with NovaCharge as a valued partner to help more drivers in the
Southeast access the growing EV market."

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 NovaCharge
NovaCharge is an established leader and a trusted advisor in the deployment of
Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure solutions, providing a comprehensive
line of EVSE products and services for Government, Private Enterprise,
Electric Utility, and Residential customers. Through its growing network of
VAR and installation partners, the company delivers the expertise EVSE owners
need to chose and deploy high-quality, cost-effective, and revenue generating
EV infrastructure solutions. For more information, visit www.novacharge.net.

CONTACT: ECOtality Media:
         Kim Setliff
         kimberly@antennagroup.com
         (415) 977.1942
        
         ECOtality Investor Relations:
         Brandi Floberg
         bfloberg@thepiacentegroup.com
         (212) 481.2050

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