×

Blink and NovaCharge Announce Dealer Partnership

company logo

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.

The ECOtality, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=13434

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

Source:ECOtality, Inc.