ECOtality Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Results

ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.

Revenue for the fourth quarter 2011 was $8.5 million, compared with $4.4 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2010. Fourth quarter 2011 revenue includes the effect of a $2.2 million non-cash affecting deferral of revenue related to the EV Project. Revenue for fiscal year 2011 grew to $28.4 million, an increase of 107 percent, compared with $13.7 million reported in fiscal year 2010.

“2011 was a year of building a foundation for expansion as we made solid progress on the national roll-out of our Blink® charging network and developed opportunities to monetize this network,” stated Jonathan Read, President and CEO of ECOtality. “In 2011, we installed approximately 5,000 Blink® charging stations and collected over 13 million miles of testing data for the EV Project while extending our reach into digital media and utility services.”

Read continued, “Over 17,000 plug-in electric vehicles (EV) were sold in 2011, and 2012 is off to a good start with over 7,000 sold in the first quarter. As the EV market gains traction, ECOtality is well positioned to leverage its Blink® Network to deliver long-term value. Looking ahead, we will continue to execute upon our business plan, deliver upon the EV Project and develop new channels to market."

2011 Operational Highlights:

    Awarded a five-year $26.4 million contract for Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation by the U.S. Department of Energy through a highly competitive bidding process
    Installed Blink® residential and commercial charging stations in every major EV Project market to expand the Blink network to 34 states in the U.S.
    Partnered with Outcast to launch a digital advertising network utilizing Blink® EV charging stations
    Partnered with IKEA, Walmart, American Electric Power, Kohl’s, Sears, and Macy’s Department Stores to install ECOtality’s Blink® Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations
    Collaborated with Silver Spring Networks to integrate ECOtality’s Blink® electric vehicle charging stations with the Silver Spring Smart Energy Platform
    Received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification for the Blink® DC Fast Charge system
    Installed the first Blink® DC Fast Charge system at the Hollywood Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon and at the Lebanon Cracker Barrel Store in Tennessee
    Provided electric vehicle charging infrastructure in partnership with car2go to support the first 100-percent electric car sharing program in North America
    Launched the Blink® mobile application for smartphones and mobile devices with a map to identify Blink® Chargers on the go, and charger information and status

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results Ended December 31, 2011:
The company reported revenue of $8.5 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011 compared with $9.5 million in the prior quarter. The revenue decline primarily results from a $2.2 million non-cash affecting revenue deferral related to revenue recognition of the EV Project. Net loss for the three-month period ended December 31, 2011 was $6.7 million, compared with a $3.4 million in the third quarter of 2011.

Revenue for fiscal year 2011 was $28.4 million, a 107 percent increase, compared with $13.7 million in fiscal year 2010. Net loss for fiscal year 2011 was $22.5 million compared with $16.4 million in fiscal year 2010.

First Quarter 2012 Operational Highlights:

    Expanded management team with the appointments of Murray Jones as chief operating officer and Paul Gordon as chief technology officer
    Signed a $5 million licensing agreement with ABB to utilize the Blink® electric vehicle charging network
    ABB Technology Ventures Ltd made a $5 million follow-on investment in the form of a convertible note due 2015
    Awarded the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award, an award given to 10 total companies around the world that are forever changing the energy landscape
    Partnered with Regency Centers to install approximately 40 Blink® electric vehicle charging stations at 19 Regency locations nationwide
    Partnered with South Lake Union Discovery Center, operated by Vulcan Real Estate, to install the first Blink® DC Fast Charger in the Seattle area

Cash and Liquidity
ECOtality ended 2011 with approximately $10.2 million in cash and equivalents and restricted cash compared with $13.5 million in the prior quarter. On March 14, 2012, the company issued and sold to ABB Ventures Ltd. $5.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.05% unsecured convertible notes due 2015.

About ECOtality, Inc.
ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Through innovation, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships, ECOtality accelerates the market applicability of advanced electric technologies to replace carbon-based fuels.

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