Oshkosh Corporation Creates New Product Category with North America’s First Fully Integrated, Zero-Emission Electric Refuse Collection Vehicle

Innovation and environmental stewardship spur cutting-edge, purpose-built solution

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Feb. 21, 2023) – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of purpose-built vehicles and equipment, is pleased to announce that it has engineered and produced North America’s first fully integrated, electric refuse collection vehicle, creating a new category and bringing advanced technology to the refuse industry.

Traditional refuse vehicles require the mounting of a refuse collection body to a third-party chassis. The new Oshkosh integrated refuse collector has been designed from the ground up to offer customers a single OEM electric vehicle (EV) solution.

“Entry into new product categories is a crucial element of our “Innovate. Serve. Advance.” growth strategy. With a deep heritage in the design and manufacture of purpose-built, heavy-duty trucks coupled with field proven refuse body technology, Oshkosh is uniquely positioned to develop this integrated vehicle. Our vast innovation capabilities are evident in every aspect of this first-of-its-kind product.”

John Pfeifer, president and chief executive officer of Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh leaned into its nearly 30-years of electrification expertise to bring its latest vehicle to market. This electrified refuse collector features a sophisticated drivetrain that includes advanced lithium-ion batteries and a revolutionary electric-axle system. The vehicle will enable a full day’s refuse collection on a single charge with zero emissions. It was designed to minimize environmental impact and reduce noise in communities around the world, while helping customers meet their sustainability initiatives. 

“When Oshkosh engineers began this project, they put both the customer and user experiences at the center of our design,” said Pfeifer. “For the buyer, chassis selection and integration are eliminated. For the driver, active safety systems, performance technologies and ergonomic features deliver best in class safety, comfort and productivity.  And for the technician, intelligent, connected systems reduce routine service and enable condition-based maintenance.”

Manufacturing of Oshkosh’s integrated, electric refuse collection vehicle will leverage several Oshkosh facilities, including a new, state-of-the-art plant in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Product prototype testing on designated routes will be completed in 2023, with customer deliveries starting in 2024. 

For more information on Oshkosh innovation, please visit For more information on the new Oshkosh refuse collection vehicle please visit or stop by McNeilus booth 2429 at Waste Expo May 1-4, 2023, in New Orleans, La.

About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc. is a refuse collection vehicle innovator with leading advancements in electrification, intelligent products, active safety and advanced manufacturing. Product offerings include an expansive lineup of front loaders, rear loaders and side loaders, including EV solutions. McNeilus provides OEM parts and also partners with top equipment dealers across North America to provide best-in-class support and access to service and parts close to home. Learn more:

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 17,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common purpose: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Oshkosh AeroTech™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit

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