Electrovaya Receives Purchase Order for Lithium Ion SuperPolymer2.0(r) Systems for Smart Grid Project in the UK

Electrovaya Receives Purchase Order for Lithium Ion SuperPolymer2.0(r) Systems
for Smart Grid Project in the UK

Electrovaya won a competitive bid contract from Scottish and Southern Energy
Power Distribution (SSEPD) for a distributed energy storage project. This
marks Electrovaya's first major energy storage project in Europe and further
strengthens the company's smart grid product portfolio.

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL)
announced that it has received a purchase order from Scottish and Southern
Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) for a major distributed energy storage
project.  The project will lead to the installation of 25 distributed and
independent energy storage systems in a single UK town. The systems will be
composed of Electrovaya's latest SuperPolymer2.0® technology and will feature
substantial smart grid capabilities. The systems will range in energy capacity
from 12.5kWh to over 80kWh.

"We are very excited about the project with SSEPD. Not only does it reflect
Electrovaya's leadership in advanced grid connected energy storage technology,
but the project will lead to the development of substantial smart grid
capabilities for Electrovaya's systems," says Dr. Rajshekar DasGupta, VP
Business Development. "Furthermore, this will be Electrovaya's first major
utility storage project in Europe. European utilities are gaining interest in
energy storage and they have the highest penetration of renewables in the
world, thereby placing Electrovaya in a prime position for follow up projects
in the region."

"SSEPD is pleased to be working with a proven energy storage manufacturer and
believe their experience in grid connected and mobile storage will allow us to
successfully explore the role of Energy Storage and Management Units in
supporting the energy needs of our customers as we move towards a low carbon
economy." said Nigel Bessant, Project Delivery Manager with SSEPD.

All the Electrovaya systems are expected to be delivered to SSEPD by mid 2014.
The current energy storage project is part of the Thames Valley Vision (TVV)
project, a SSEPD project in partnership with other local, national and
international businesses. The TVV is a £30 millionproject and is part of a
£500 million program funded by theLow Carbon Network Fund (LCNF)run
byOfgem, the UK energy regulator.

About Electrovaya Inc.


Electrovaya Inc. (TSX:EFL) designs, develops and manufactures proprietary
Lithium Ion SuperPolymer®2.0 batteries, battery systems, and battery-related
products for the clean electric transportation, Utility Scale Energy Storage
and smart grid power, consumer and healthcare markets. The Company's mission
is to accelerate clean transportation as a commercial reality with its
advanced power system for all classes of zero-emission electric vehicles and
plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The Company's other mission is to deliver
Utility Scale Energy Storage Systems for the highest efficiency in electricity
storage, whether the electricity is generated from intermittent wind and solar
power or from other sources. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Ontario,
Canada, Electrovaya has production facilities in Canada and customers around
the globe. To learn more about how Electrovaya is powering mobility, please
explore www.electrovaya.com

About Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution

Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) is responsible for
maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.7 million homes and
businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of
Scotland. SSEPD owns one electricity transmission network and two electricity
distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000 km of
overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK. SSPED is a
subsidiary of SSE PLC. SSE generates, transmits, distributes and supplies
electricity to industrial, commercial and domestic customers in the United
Kingdom and Ireland. The Company also stores and distributes natural gas, and
operates a telecommunications network that offers bandwidth and capacity to
companies, public sector organizations, Internet service providers, and

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         Telephone: 905.855.4618
         Email: ir@electrovaya.com OR sri@electrovaya.com

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