Texas Instruments Introduces Workplace EV Charging With Blink Charging Stations

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ECOtality, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (Nasdaq:TXN), a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company, today announced TI will install 46 Blink Level 2 charging stations at 12 office locations throughout Texas, including nine at its corporate headquarters in Dallas. TI is the latest in a fast-growing list of leading companies to offer workplace charging benefits to employees.
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"TI offers a variety to ways to help employees find alternative, innovative commuting methods, especially in North Texas where our largest employee population resides. Adding EV charging supports another commuting choice for our employees," said Paul Westbrook, sustainable development manager for TI. "We can't predict the future, but we can certainly help shape it through actions like this. Several TI employees bought or leased an electric vehicle shortly after we announced the EV charging station program."

"As a leader in developing the nation's EV charging station infrastructure, ECOtality is pleased to partner with TI to provide its employees convenient charging access while at work," said ECOtality CEO Ravi Brar. "With this development, TI further demonstrates why the company is a longtime leader in corporate citizenship."

Blink Level 2 commercial charging stations feature an intuitive and interactive seven-inch touch screen that allows users to easily manage their electric vehicle charging experience. The TI stations are part of Blink's nationwide network, which can be easily found via the Blink Map, available online and on mobile devices.

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 Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com .

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CONTACT: ECOtality Media:         Kim Setliff         kimberly@antennagroup.com         (415) 977.1942                  ECOtality Investor Relations:         Brandi Floberg or Kathy Price         ecotality@tpg-ir.com         (212) 481.2050                  TI Media:         Tracy Calabrese         TCalabrese@GolinHarris.com         (972) 341.2518

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