San Diego Selected As Target Market For Largest Transportation Electrification Project In U.S. History

U.S. Department of Energy Chooses ECOtality’s eTec to Implement Project

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5, 2009 – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation (eTec) today announced that eTec, a leader in the research, development and testing of advanced transportation and energy systems, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to implement the largest transportation electrification project in U.S. history through a $99.8 million grant.

eTec, a subsidiary of ECOtality, Inc. (OTCBB: ETLY), is partnering with Nissan North America to deploy up to 5,000 electric vehicles and establish charging infrastructure in five key markets, including San Diego, to develop, implement and study techniques for optimizing the effectiveness of charging infrastructure supporting widespread electric vehicle deployment.

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