ECOtality Appoints Brandon Hurlbut to Board of Directors

ECOtality Appoints Brandon Hurlbut to Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ECOtality, Inc.(Nasdaq:ECTY),
a leader in clean electric transportation, today announced the appointment of
Brandon Hurlbut, the former Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE), to its Board of Directors, effective July 5, 2013. Mr. Hurlbut is
ECOtality's seventh member of the Board and sixth independent director.

As the former Chief of Staff for the DOE, Mr. Hurlbut managed the department's
principal initiatives including oversight of the federal agency's day-to-day
operations, $27 billion budget and 115,000-person workforce. In addition, he
led the transition team from Energy Secretary Chu to current Secretary Moniz
before departing the DOE in June. Previously, Mr. Hurlbut served as the Deputy
Chief of Staff for the DOE.

"Brandon is long-time advocate for promoting sustainable energy policies and
solutions and we are excited to have him join our Board," said Ravi Brar, CEO
of ECOtality. "His knowledge of energy innovation, federal energy policies and
legal acumen brings a welcomed and complimentary expertise to our
distinguished Board of Directors. We look forward to Brandon's contributions
as we expand the Blink® Network and help to advance the prevalence of electric
vehicles."

Mr. Hurlbut began his career with the Obama Administration by working in the
White House as the Deputy Director of Cabinet Affairs. There he served as the
President's liaison to Department of Agriculture, Department of
Transportation, Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency and
Department of Energy. Before that, Mr. Hurlbut served on the Presidential
Transition Team as senior personnel staff for the energy and environment
cabinet agencies.

"During my service at the Department of Energy, I was committed to the
President's goal to accelerate electrification of our transportation sector,"
said Mr. Hurlbut. "I was proud to support a DOE team that made substantial
progress on that goal with programs such as 'EV Everywhere' and the battery
innovation hub. I believe the future is bright for the electric vehicle
industry where ECOtality is a leader. I am grateful to Ravi and the rest of
the ECOtality board for the opportunity to continue my efforts to grow the EV
industry and help them expand their business in this dynamic market."

Mr. Hurlbut currently serves as a co-founder of Boundary Stone Partners, a
newly launched business-advisory firm focused on capital markets, technology
and policy, and as an advisor to DuSable Capital Management, a private-equity
firm focused on energy and infrastructure opportunities. He received his JD
from Georgetown University Law Center and has a bachelor's degree in political
science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About ECOtality, Inc.

ECOtality, Inc. is a leader in clean, electric transportation technologies.
The Company provides three primary product and service offerings: 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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Safe Harbor Statement

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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
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Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the
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CONTACT: ECOtality Media:
         Kim Setliff
         kimberly@antennagroup.com
         (415) 977.1942
        
         ECOtality Investor Relations:
         Kathy Price
         ecotality@tpg-ir.com
         (212) 481.2050

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