Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 11, 2013



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada 000-50983 68-0515422
(State of Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


One Montgomery Street, Suite 2525  
San Francisco, CA 94104
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (415) 992-3000


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers, Election of Directors, Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On January 11, 2013, Don Karner notified the Company that he is retiring from his positions as Chief Innovation Officer and President of ECOtality North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ECOtality, Inc. (the “Company”), on February 1, 2013. Mr. Karner’s service as an officer of all other subsidiaries of the Company will end at that time. There were no disagreements with Mr. Karner on any matters relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. Mr. Karner has agreed to assist with the transition of functions related to his positions with the Company as well as provide ongoing advisory services to the Company.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.






Signature   Title   Date




/s/ H. Ravi Brar   President and CEO   January 17, 2013
H. Ravi Brar        
/s/ Susie Herrmann   Chief Financial Officer   January 17, 2013
Susie Herrmann