SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 From Investment in ECOtality, Inc. to

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess
of $100,000 From Investment in ECOtality, Inc. to Contact Brower Piven Before
the October 14, 2013 Lead Plaintiff Deadline -- ECTY

STEVENSON, Md., Aug. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brower Piven, A Professional
Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the
United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf
of purchasers of ECOtality, Inc. ("ECOtality" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:ECTY)
common stock during the period between April 16, 2013 and August 9, 2013,
inclusive (the "Class Period").

If you have suffered a net loss from investment in ECOtality, Inc. common
stock purchased on or after April 16, 2013, and held through the revelation of
negative information on August 12, 2013, as described below, at no cost to
you, you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit and your ability
to become a lead plaintiff by contacting Brower Piven at www.browerpiven.com,
by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com, by calling 410/415-6616, or at Brower
Piven, A Professional Corporation, 1925 Old Valley Road, Stevenson, Maryland
21153. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined experience litigating
securities and class action cases of over 60 years.

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will
be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply
to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than October 14, 2013 and be selected
by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in
important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a
settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be
selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in
Company units during the Class Period.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants' failure to disclose during the Class
Period that due to design and manufacturing defects, some of ECOtality's
charging systems had been causing overheating and melting of connector plugs
when charging vehicles, that the Company was not achieving enough commercial
sales and installations to sustain operations in the second half of 2013, that
the Company was not on track to meet the scheduled release of its new Minit
Charger product for industrial customers in the second half of 2013, that the
Company was unable to obtain the requisite financing to meet its short-term
and long-term capital needs and would be unable to meet its obligations to the
U.S. Department of Energy's ("DOE") electric-vehicle ("EV") project and that
the DOE would suspend all payments to the Company, and that the Company had
failed to comply with nation's labor laws. According to the Complaint,
following the Company's August 12, 2013 disclosure that the Company had hired
a "restructuring" adviser to evaluate options, including new financing, a
possible sale of the Company or a bankruptcy filing, that some of the
Company's charging systems had been causing overheating and melting of
connector plugs when charging vehicles, that the Company was not on track to
meet its scheduled release deadline of a new Minit Charger due to unacceptable
performance during testing, and that the Company would be forced to pay
$855,000 to the U.S. Department of Labor for violating provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act and Davis-Bacon Act, the value of ECOtality shares
declined significantly.

If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial
obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You
need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

CONTACT: Charles J. Piven
         Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
         Stevenson, Maryland
         410/415-6616
         hoffman@browerpiven.com