eRCV27

100% electric refuse collection vehicle

About

Based on Sonderborg, Denmark, Banke Electromotive designs and manufactures specialised heavy good vehicles.

Building on its near decade long experience engineering the market’s leading electric power take-off (E-PTO) units used to drive the work functions of refuse bodies and mobile cranes, Banke Electromotive has developed the world’s first heavy goods vehicle customised for refuse collection, the eRCV27®.

The eRCV27® is unique amongst electric heavy duty vehicles in that it was engineered from scratch rather than by modifying a commercially available chassis. The design specification features a 40cm step-in height, the lowest cabin access available today, together with sliding doors on both the driver and passenger side.

The chassis design and the positioning of the vehicle’s battery pack allows optimal weight distribution and unprecedented manoeuvrability.

The main chassis subsystems originate from leading suppliers to the automotive industry in Europe. Banke Electromotive is primarily focused on the manufacturing of a full-electric 3-axle truck for refuse collection service. A 4-axle variant for mobile crane vehicles, and a narrow chassis version of the vehicle are also in development. Hybrid energy sources including fuel-cells to enable municipalities to adoption zero-carbon strategies and a general purpose tractor variant are also among product extensions which will be built, tested and introduced in the coming years.