Leading Privately Held Real Estate Company Vestar Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Eight Installed at Award Winning Shopping Center Tempe Marketplace

EV Charging Station at Tempe Marketplace

“This sustainable infrastructure enables customers to charge their vehicles while enjoying the many offerings at Tempe Marketplace,including our stores,restaurants,theatre and entertainment options,”says Pat McGinley, Vestar's VP of Property Management.

Vestar of Phoenix, Arizona recently placed eight electric charging stations at their award-winning entertainment and retail lifestyle center, Tempe Marketplace, in Tempe, Arizona. Through a partnership with ECOtality, eight Blink charging systems including handicapped accessible units, have been placed on both the north and south side of the center. These installations are part of Vestar’s already well-established GreenStar initiative, the Southwest’s first large-scale commitment to sustainable shopping center techniques. For more information on this initiative, please visit http://www.vestar.com/new/pages/GreenSTAR.php.

“This sustainable infrastructure enables our customers the ability to charge their electric vehicles while they are enjoying the many offerings at Tempe Marketplace, including our stores, restaurants, movie theatre and other entertainment options,” says Pat McGinley, Vestar’s Vice President of Property Management.

The Blink Network of charging stations provides EV drivers the freedom to travel as they choose and conveniently charge at Blink commercial locations along the way, including Tempe Marketplace.

ECOtality is the project manager of The EV Project, a research initiative to help build America’s future EV infrastructure. The project will study EV infrastructure to support the deployment of EVs in key markets, by collecting and analyzing data from vehicles and chargers. For more information about The EV Project, please visit http://www.theevproject.com.

“Our goal has always been to provide a network of chargers that are conveniently placed where consumers work, shop and play,” stated Greg Fioriti, Chief Revenue Officer, ECOtality Inc. “Situated in a highly-visible and accessible area, Tempe Marketplace is an ideal location for Blink EV charging stations.”

About Vestar
One of the leading privately held real estate companies in the western United States, Vestar specializes in the acquisition, management, and development of commercial real estate, including entertainment-retail complexes, power and lifestyle centers, and neighborhood centers of varying size and scale that serve as community shopping destinations with a unique sense of place. For more information, please visit http://www.vestar.com.

About Ecotality
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 http://www.ecotality.com.

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