Sustainable Fleet Conference

Join us for our 3rd annual Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference

Save the dates for August 7-8, 2019 in Durham, NC

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Viatec is Proud to announce its participation in this years trade show event. We will be showcasing  SmartPTO.

Join us at the event the see SmartPTO in action and learn more about the future of electrification from our engineers and representatives, featuring our Vice President of Engineering, Neeraj. He and the team will be demoing our vehicle and SmartPTO unit for both the days of the event. Come learn about innovations in idle reduction and take a spin in the aerial device mounted to our bucket truck, using the quiet, electric power of SmartPTO!

See for yourself why this is the worlds only third generation electric power takeoff unit!

The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will showcase the latest and greatest technologies in the biofuels, electric, natural gas, and propane arenas. The conference will also have a strong focus on data driven decisions and technologies.

With 50+ speakers and 40+ exhibitors, this event will highlight the leading edge of sustainable fleet practices and alternative fuel opportunities.

Register to attend now!

SmartPTO Pilot Report

The SmartPTO Pilot Report is the result of the data from a 3 month, real-world trial of SmartPTO on an active utility vehicle

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Viatec and the SCRA, A Timeline

Chartered by the state of South Carolina in 1983, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) is a public, non-profit corporation that fuels South Carolina’s innovation economy. You can learn more about the SCRA by visting their website

Viatec and the SCRA have had a long standing relationship. Watch the timeline video above to learn more.

SmartPTO Demonstration Video

A demonstration of a SmartPTO unit powering the arial lift device of a utility truck. The sort of vehicle your average utility company might use.

SmartPTO: By Viatec is the world’s first ever universal, electric power takeoff unit that eliminates the need for idling by utility trucks. It’s modular design allows it to be easily implemented for most any application, In this instance a bucket truck.

SmartPTO is activated with a simple switch. It can be fitted to run the Air conditioner, recharge batteries, and a host of other auxiliary applications

With simple connections to the hydraulic system, SmartPTO electrically powers the equipment of our utility truck. from outriggers to the boom of an aerial lift, functionality is seamlessly integrated into pre existing configurations for any devices.

The touch screen is activated to display a control interface with settings, battery state of charge, system statistics like gallons saved, and notifications like temperature warnings. Viatecs telematics option is a powerful tool for fleet managers to monitor system performance and identify additional savings opportunities. This also allows remote troubleshooting of devices in the field.

In only one year of operation the average truck will save 1,890 gallons of fuel, reduce maintenance cost by 69% and remove 42,300 lbs of carbon dioxide emissions in a work zones that are now 85% quieter

SmartPTO generally matches the performance of the vehicles stock pto pump. No other ePTO is as simple to install, cost effective, and intuitive to operate.

The question we should ask ourselves is simple, Why run without SmartPTO?

The Idling Calculator. How much can you save?

When a utility vehicle is operating a lift, like the one on a bucket truck, it remains idling to power that equipment. SmartPTO is the first modular electric power takeoff unit of it’s kind that eliminates idling on utility trucks. For a vehicle like a bucket truck, the impact of hours and hours of idling can be more than we might think, and when the stress of idling every day is relived, the results are undeniable.

We have projected average savings of around $9,100 in just a single year of operation with SmartPTO on a bucket truck. Savings not only include the cost of approximately 1,890 gallons of fuel per year spent idling, but also the maintenance cost incurred by extra use of the engine on a daily basis. We have projected averages of 69% of the total yearly costs from idling alone.

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne is a government multidisciplinary science and engineering research center that works with scientists to develop, among other things, clean energy technology and research. They have been at the forefront of research for the effects of idling. You can learn more by reading some of their articles on the subject, like Idle Reduction Research or Reducing Vehicle Idling

Argonne created an Idling savings Calculator so users can plug in their statistics and see just how much eliminating idling can do for them.

You can download the Idling Calculator in excel format or review the static pdf below:

Fun Fact #2

learn more about SmartPTO and the effects of idling by watching our video. Help us end idling and save.

Town of Apex, NC Installs Three SmartPTO Units

Early October of 2018, We were fortunate enough to be awarded the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC). You can learn more on our write up.

Town of Apex Awarded CFAT project winner and Takes Action!

Now the Town of Apex in North Carolina has also been awarded by the NCCETC for it’s use of electric PTO’s and is making leaps toward the future by being the first of smaller municipalities to retrofit three of their bucket trucks with SmartPTO! All made possible by their recognition in the CFAT project.

You can read more from NCCETC on the Town of Apex and other winners of the CFAT here

In terms of environmental impact three utility trucks might not sound like much, but let’s take a closer look at what Town of Apex will accomplish with three new SmartPTO units fitted on active trucks over a 1 year period…

One Year with Three active SmartPTO units:

  1. They will save around 5,670 Gallons of fuel.
  2. Remove an average of 72,900 lbs of carbon dioxide emissions from normal operation.
  3. In terms of environmental impact, this is the same as removing 10.5 cars from the road.
  4. Improve the safety of their operators.
  5. Extend vehicle life and lower overall the maintenance cost.
  6. Decrease the level of noise disturbance in their communities.

We see the Town of Apex as a progressive leader for the green initiative in the state of North Carolina. They are the first of many towns and cities in the state and nationwide that we hope to see making steps toward the electrification of utility vehicles and equipment. Together we can stop the harmful effects of idling.

Here’s what NCCETC Had to say on Linkedin

Viatec Awarded NC Clean Energy Air Quality Improvement Grant

Earlier in October of 2018 NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) announced the winners of their Air Quality Improvement Grant  through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project. Initiated 2017-2018 for $5.6 million, the grant focuses on reducing transportation-related emissions and is supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding from the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). We are honored to be a part of that group!

Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina
Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina – Wikimedia Commons

Over $1,100,101 is being awarded for ten projects including Viatec’s SmartPTO. Collectively these projects remove 62,949 gallons of diesel/gas a year, and 54,042 kg of daily emissions.

We are honored to be awarded such a progressive grant, further solidifying our commitment to environmentally efficient technologies and products in the future.

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SmartPTO Product Launch & Testing

Here at Viatec, we are happy to announce the launch of our brand new flagship product, SmartPTO and more importantly it’s first ever field run with one of the largest utility suppliers in the nation. SmartPTO is The worlds first ever fully electric, universal, power takeoff unit that eliminates the need for idling by utility trucks. After it’s testing and approval for large aerial boom lift trucks with our new client, in the coming months we can expect to see eight units operating our truly affordable hybrid electric solutions. We encourage you to watch the video below to educate yourself on the environmental and financial effects of idling worldwide, and how SmartPTO is the worlds first viable solution.

The integration and installation of our first road worthy unit was achieved late October. Considering the magnitude of Utility trucks on the road from this new client, we expect to see a swelling of SmartPTO equipped utility trucks in the near future. We have the utmost confidence in the viability of our product and it’s ability to drastically effect the real world. We hope to see a future without idling.

If you have any questions or would like to learn how you can help us eliminate idling and reduce our carbon footprint together please call us at (833) 484 2832 or email

Fun Fact #1

learn more about SmartPTO and the effects of idling by watching our video. Help us end idling and save.