EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR MOTORS

Your global overview of applicable efficiency regulations and standards

EU

European Union

Great Britain

Great Britain

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Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

Canada

Canada

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United States of America

Columbia

Columbia

Brazil

Brazil

Mexico

Mexico

Equador

Ecuador

India

India

Japan

Japan

Marokko

Morocco

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Ukraine

Turkey

Turkey

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Switzerland

Switzerland

South Korea

South Korea

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People’s Republic of China

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Taiwan

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Singapore

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Australia

Australia

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Argentina

New Zealand

New Zealand

European Union  
Efficiency standard
  • IEC 60034-30
Efficiency regulations
  • REGULATION (EU) 2019/1781
  • Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EG
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3 for motors from 0.75 to <= 1000 kW
  • IE2 for motors from >= 0.12 kW to < 0.75 kW
  • IE2 for variable speed drives from 0.12 kW to 1000kW (motor rated output power)

Applicable to
  • 3-phase induction (“asynchronous“) motors
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8-pole motors
  • 50 – 1000 V
  • 50 Hz, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz
  • Motors designed for continuous load operation
    • S1, S3 >=80 % or S6 >=80 %
  • Explosion-protected motors protection type Ex tb, Ex tc, Ex ec, Ex d

  • Frequency inverters (variable speed drive – “VSD”)
    • 3-phase mains input
    • 100 to 1000 V
    • Maximum losses for achieving efficiency class IE2 are specified in the standard
    • Indication of efficiency class on the device
    • Indication of losses in percent of rated powers for various operating points in the product documentation
Exceptions
  • Motors which are not designed for continuous load operation
  • Switchable pole motors
  • Synchronous motors
  • TENV (IC 410) motors
    • other cooling types e.g. TEAO are not exempt
  • Explosion-protected motors protection type Ex eb “increased safety motors”
  • Motors completely integrated into a product and whose energy performance cannot be tested independently from the product, even with the provision of a temporary end-shield and drive-end bearing
  • Motors with an integrated variable speed drive whose energy performance cannot be tested independently from the variable speed drive
  • Motors with an integrated brake which forms an integral part of the inner motor construction and can neither be removed nor powered by a separate power source during the testing of the motor efficiency
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures < -30° C or > +60° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 4,000 m
  • Submersible motors
    • designed to operate when fully submerged in a liquid
  • Liquid-cooled motors with inlet temperature <0°C >32°C
  • Motors with brushes, commutators, slip rings or other electrical connections to the rotor
  • Motors placed on the market before 1 July 2029 as substitutes for identical motors integrated in products placed on the market before 01 July 2022, and specifically marketed as such – “Substitute motors”

  • Note – The option of IE2 + VSD is no longer applicable!
Required efficiency
labelling
  • CE mark and IE class on the type plate
  • Efficiency
Future

From 01 July 2023, the following energy efficiency classes will apply:

  • IE2 for single-phase motors
    • Rated output power >= 0.12 kW

  • IE2 for Explosion-protected motors (three-phase induction motors)
    • Rated output power >= 0.12 kW to <= 1000 kW
    • Ex eb – increased safety motors

  • IE4 for three-phase induction motors
    • Rated output power >= 75 kW to <= 200 kW
    • 2, 4, or 6 pole motors
    • Exceptions: brake motors, Ex eb increased safety motors, or other explosion-protected motors

Further information

The update of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC is available as a recorded online seminar  here (registration required).

A detailed document regarding Directive (EU) 20019/1781 was prepared by CEMEP "European Committee of Manufactures of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics". The document is available here (external link).

Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Great Britain  
Efficiency standard
  • IEC 60034-30
Efficiency regulations
  • REGULATION (EU) 2019/1781
  • Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EG
    UK retains the EU efficiency rules - as of February 2021
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3 for motors from 0.75 to <= 1000 kW
  • IE2 for motors from >= 0.12 kW to < 0.75 kW
  • IE2 for variable speed drives from 0.12 kW to 1000kW (motor rated output power)

Applicable to
  • 3-phase induction (“asynchronous“) motors
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8-pole motors
  • 50 – 1000 V
  • 50 Hz, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz
  • Motors designed for continuous load operation
    • S1, S3 >=80 % or S6 >=80 %
  • Explosion-protected motors protection type Ex tb, Ex tc, Ex ec, Ex d

  • Frequency inverters (variable speed drive – “VSD”)
    • 3-phase mains input
    • 100 to 1000 V
    • Maximum losses for achieving efficiency class IE2 are specified in the standard
    • Indication of efficiency class on the device
    • Indication of losses in percent of rated powers for various operating points in the product documentation
Exceptions
  • Motors which are not designed for continuous load operation
  • Switchable pole motors
  • Synchronous motors
  • TENV (IC 410) motors
    • other cooling types e.g. TEAO are not exempt
  • Explosion-protected motors protection type Ex eb “increased safety motors”
  • Motors completely integrated into a product and whose energy performance cannot be tested independently from the product, even with the provision of a temporary end-shield and drive-end bearing
  • Motors with an integrated variable speed drive whose energy performance cannot be tested independently from the variable speed drive
  • Motors with an integrated brake which forms an integral part of the inner motor construction and can neither be removed nor powered by a separate power source during the testing of the motor efficiency
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures < -30° C or > +60° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 4,000 m
  • Submersible motors
    • designed to operate when fully submerged in a liquid
  • Liquid-cooled motors with inlet temperature <0°C >32°C
  • Motors with brushes, commutators, slip rings or other electrical connections to the rotor
  • Motors placed on the market before 1 July 2029 as substitutes for identical motors integrated in products placed on the market before 01 July 2022, and specifically marketed as such – “Substitute motors”

  • Note – The option of IE2 + VSD is no longer applicable!
Required efficiency
labelling
  • UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking
    • CE marking can still be used until Jan. 1, 2023, provided that the requirements for the EU and U.K. legislation will continue to be the same. Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the U.K. Government will no longer recognize the CE marking for Great Britain market access.




  • IE class on the type plate
  • Efficiency
Future

From 01 July 2023, the following energy efficiency classes will apply:

  • IE2 for single-phase motors
    • Rated output power >= 0.12 kW

  • IE2 for Explosion-protected motors (three-phase induction motors)
    • Rated output power >= 0.12 kW to <= 1000 kW
    • Ex eb – increased safety motors

  • IE4 for three-phase induction motors
    • Rated output power >= 75 kW to <= 200 kW
    • 2, 4, or 6 pole motors
    • Exceptions: brake motors, Ex eb increased safety motors, or other explosion-protected motors

Further information

The update of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC is available as a recorded online seminar  here (registration required).

A detailed document regarding Directive (EU) 20019/1781 was prepared by CEMEP "European Committee of Manufactures of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics". The document is available here (external link).

Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia
Efficiency standard
  • IEC 60034-2-1
Efficiency regulations
  • Technical regulation ЕАEU 048/2019
Minimum efficiency
  • IE2 from September 01st, 2022

    Note: The original planned dates have been postponed by one year

Applicable to
  • 0.75 – 375 kW
  • 2, 4 and 6 pole
  • Up to 1000 V
  • 50 / 60Hz
Exceptions
  • Explosion protected motors
  • Motors which are fully integrated into a product for which the energy efficiency of the motors cannot be tested separately from the product
  • Motors which do not have the rated operating mode S1
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures < -30° C or > +60° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 4,000 m
  • Submersible motors
Required efficiency labeling
  • IE class on the type plate
  • Efficiency at rated power, 75% and 50% of rated power and rated voltage
Future IE3 from September 01st, 2024
  • for motors from 7.5 to 375 kW, or IE2 in combination with VFD
IE3 from September 01st, 2026
  • for motors from 0.75 to 375 kW, or IE2 in combination with VFD
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Canada  
Efficiency standard
  • CSA C390-10
Efficiency regulations
  • Energy Efficient Regulations (EER 2017)
Minimum efficiency
  • Premium Efficiency (IE3)
Applicable to
  • 1 – 500 HP (0.75 – 375 kW)
  • 2, 4, 6, 8 pole
  • All voltages < 600 V
  • 50 and 60 Hz
  • Nominal continuous operation (S1)
  • Fixed speed induction motors
  • Motors for frequency inverters, which can also be operated directly
Premium efficiency motors
NEMA MG-1, Table 12 – 12
(IEC 600034-30, Class IE3)
  • 1 – 500 HP (0.75 – 375 kW)
  • 2, 4, 6, 8 pole
  • Design: NEMA Design A, B or C with three or four digit number
  • Closed NEMA Design A, B or C, NEMA size 56 or
  • IEC Design N or H with IEC size 80 or larger
  • An IP code from 00 to 67
Exceptions
  • Multiple speed motors
  • Single phase motors
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation (which cannot be connected directly)
  • Motors labelled for intermittent operation (S2 – S10)
Required efficiency
labelling
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  • The efficiency label must be stated on the type plate.
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

United States of America  
Efficiency standard
  • NEMA MG-1
Efficiency regulations
  • EISA 2007 + 2014 EISA (DOE amendment 10 CFR Part 431)
Minimum efficiency
  • Premium Efficiency (IE3)

Applicable to

NEMA MG-1, Table 12 – 12

(IEC 600034-30, Class IE3)

  • 1 – 500 HP (0.75 – 375 kW)
  • 2, 4, 6, 8 pole
  • All voltages < 600 V
  • 60 Hz
  • Nominal continuous operation (S1)
  • Fixed speed induction motors
  • Sizes: NEMA 56 (IEC-80) and larger
  • Design:
    • NEMA Design A, B or C or
    • IEC Design N or H
  • Motors for frequency inverters, which can also be operated directly
  • Including: integrated geared motors and brake motors, partially electric motors, TENV motors, motors with size U
Exceptions
  • Multiple speed motors
  • Single phase motors
  • Motors labelled for intermittent operation
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation (which cannot be connected directly)
  • Submersible motors
  • Water-cooled motors
Required efficiency
labelling
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  • Efficiency
  • DoE registration number
Future
  • It is expected that additional decisions will require higher efficiencies for motors with size NEMA 42-48-56 (IEC-63-71-80). Efficiency requirements already exist for small, open, dripprotected motors according to DOE regulation 10 CFR Part 31.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Columbia  
Efficiency standard
  • Resolución no 1012 : 2015
Efficiency regulations
  • Resolución no 1012 : 2015
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3
Applicable to
  • IE2 for motors from 0.18 to 373kW
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
  • Up to 600 V
  • 60 Hz
  • Open and ventilated motors
Exceptions
  • Not officially declared
Required efficiency
labelling
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Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Brazil  
Efficiency standard
  • INMETRO NBR 17094-1
Efficiency regulations
  • Lei No 10.295
  • Decreto No 4.508 Portaria Interministerial Nº 1, DE 29 DE JUNHO DE 2017
Minimum efficiency
  • Alto Rendimento Plus (IE3)
Applicable to
  • 0.12 - 370 kW
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
  • Up to 1000 V
  • 50 and 60 Hz
Exceptions
  • Brake motors
  • Motors labelled for intermittent operation (S2 – S10), switch-on duration < 80 %
  • Two-speed motors
  • Single phase motors
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation (which cannot be connected directly)
  • Unventilated motors (TENV, TEAO)
  • Submersible motors
  • Explosion protected motors
Required efficiency
labelling
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Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Mexico  
Efficiency standard
  • NOM-016-ENER-2016 (3-phase motors)
Efficiency regulations
  • NOM-016-ENER-2016
Minimum efficiency
  • Premium Efficiency (IE3)
Applicable to
  • 1 – 500 HP (0.75 – 375 kW)
  • 2, 4, 6, 8 pole
  • All voltages < 600 V
  • 60 Hz
  • Nominal continuous operation (S1)
Exceptions
  • Geared motors
  • Brake motors
  • Two-speed motors
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation
  • NEMA C Design motors
  • Motors labelled for intermittent operation
Required efficiency
labelling
  • The efficiency label must be stated on the type plate.
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Ecuador  
Efficiency standard
  • NTE INEN 2498 : 2009
Efficiency regulations
  • Resolución No. 17 524 : 2017
Minimum efficiency
  • IE2
Applicable to
  • 0.746 – 373 kW
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
  • up to 1000 V
  • 60 Hz
Exceptions
  • Not officially declared
Required efficiency
labelling
  • IE2
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

India  
Efficiency standard
  • IS 12615 : 2018
Efficiency regulations
  • Gazette of India No. 3144/2018
Minimum efficiency
  • IE2
Applicable to
  • 0.12 – 375 kW
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
  • Up to 1000 V
  • 50 Hz
Exceptions
  • Motors which are fully integrated into a machine, e.g. mono-block pumps, fans and compressors
    and cannot be tested independently (even if temporary components such as bearing covers are fitted).
  • Motors with integrated frequency inverters, if the motor cannot be tested separately from the inverter.
  • Braking motors if the brake is part of the internal construction of the motor and can neither be removed nor supplied separately from the motor.
  • Explosion protected motors
  • TENV (IC 410) motors
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures > +60° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 4,000 m
Required efficiency
labelling
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  • IE2
  • Efficiency value
  • BIS mark
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.

Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Japan  
Efficiency standard
  • JIS C 4034-30 (2011)
    • Based on IEC 60034-30
Efficiency regulations
  • JIS C 4213 (2014)
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3
Applicable to
  • 0.75 – 375 kW
  • 2, 4 and 6 pole 
  • Up to 1000 V
  • 50 and 60 Hz
Exceptions
  • Motors labelled for intermittent operation, switch-on duration < 80 %
  • Thermal class H motors
  • Motors for <-20° C
  • Explosion protected motors
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation (which cannot be connected directly)
  • High Slip motors (<110 kW : ≥ 5 % slip | >110 kW : ≥ 3 % slip)
  • Motors that are equipped with a delta-star starter
  • Switchable pole motors
Required efficiency
labelling
  • Japan Industrial Standard Mark (JIS)
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Morocco  
Efficiency standard
  • None
Efficiency regulations
  • None
Minimum efficiency
  • None
Applicable to
  • All electronic products and components
  No efficiency regulations are known for Morocco. However, conformity with the local guidelines for electrical products must be proven.

The Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy has issued a conformity program (VOC - Verification of Conformity) as of February 1, 2020. The conformity program is binding since 20.06.2020.

The conformity program implements the law 24-09 on the safety of products and services from 2015 for certain commodity tariff numbers.
Required 
labelling

Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Ukraine  
Efficiency standard
  • IEC 60034-2-1
Efficiency regulations
  • Decree No 157, Resolution No 804 and No 1184
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3
  • or  IE2 motors with VFD
Applicable to
  • 0.75 – 375 kW
  • 2, 4, and 6 pole
  • Up to 1000 V
  • 50 Hz
Exceptions
  • Motors which do not have the rated operating mode S1, S3 > = 80 %,
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures < -30° C or > +60° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 4,000 m
  • Water cooled motors for operation at < 0° C
Required efficiency
labelling
Future
  • Regulation is active since September 15th, 2021
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Turkey  
Efficiency standard
  • IEC 60034-30
Efficiency regulations
  • REGULATION (EU) 2019/1781
  • Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EG
  • SGM 2021/16
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3 for motors from 0.75 to <= 1000 kW
  • IE2 for motors from >= 0.12 kW to < 0.75 kW
  • IE2 for variable speed drives from 0.12 kW to 1000kW (motor rated output power)

Applicable to
  • 3-phase induction (“asynchronous“) motors
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8-pole motors
  • 50 – 1000 V
  • 50 Hz, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz
  • Motors designed for continuous load operation
    • S1, S3 >=80 % or S6 >=80 %
  • Explosion-protected motors protection type Ex tb, Ex tc, Ex ec, Ex d

  • Frequency inverters (variable speed drive – “VSD”)
    • 3-phase mains input
    • 100 to 1000 V
    • Maximum losses for achieving efficiency class IE2 are specified in the standard
    • Indication of efficiency class on the device
    • Indication of losses in percent of rated powers for various operating points in the product documentation
Exceptions
  • Motors which are not designed for continuous load operation
  • Switchable pole motors
  • Synchronous motors
  • TENV (IC 410) motors
    • other cooling types e.g. TEAO are not exempt
  • Explosion-protected motors protection type Ex eb “increased safety motors”
  • Motors completely integrated into a product and whose energy performance cannot be tested independently from the product, even with the provision of a temporary end-shield and drive-end bearing
  • Motors with an integrated variable speed drive whose energy performance cannot be tested independently from the variable speed drive
  • Motors with an integrated brake which forms an integral part of the inner motor construction and can neither be removed nor powered by a separate power source during the testing of the motor efficiency
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures < -30° C or > +60° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 4,000 m
  • Submersible motors
    • designed to operate when fully submerged in a liquid
  • Liquid-cooled motors with inlet temperature <0°C >32°C
  • Motors with brushes, commutators, slip rings or other electrical connections to the rotor
  • Motors placed on the market before 1 July 2029 as substitutes for identical motors integrated in products placed on the market before 01 July 2022, and specifically marketed as such – “Substitute motors”

  • Note – The option of IE2 + VSD is no longer applicable!
Required efficiency
labelling
  • CE mark and IE class on the type plate
  • Efficiency
Future

From 01 July 2023, the following energy efficiency classes will apply:

  • IE2 for single-phase motors
    • Rated output power >= 0.12 kW

  • IE2 for Explosion-protected motors (three-phase induction motors)
    • Rated output power >= 0.12 kW to <= 1000 kW
    • Ex eb – increased safety motors

  • IE4 for three-phase induction motors
    • Rated output power >= 75 kW to <= 200 kW
    • 2, 4, or 6 pole motors
    • Exceptions: brake motors, Ex eb increased safety motors, or other explosion-protected motors

Further information

The update of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC is available as a recorded online seminar  here (registration required).

A detailed document regarding Directive (EU) 20019/1781 was prepared by CEMEP "European Committee of Manufactures of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics". The document is available here (external link).

Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Saudi Arabia  
Efficiency standard
  • IEC 60034-30:2013
Efficiency regulations
  • SASO 2893 : 2018
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3
Applicable to
  • 0.75 – 375 kW
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
  • 50 – 1000 V
  • 60 Hz
  • Motors designed for continuous operation
  • Induction motors
Exceptions
  • Brake motors
  • Multi speed motors
  • Single phase motors
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures < -20° C or > +60° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 4,000 m
  • Submersible motors
  • Explosion protected motors built for operation in explosive environments according to
    IEC 60079-0
  • Smoke extraction motors with a temperature class higher than 300° C
  • Motors with integrated frequency inverter when the motor cannot be tested separately from the inverter
  • Motors completely integrated in a machine when the motor share common parts with the driven
    unit (e.g. shaft, housing, etc.)
Required efficiency
labelling
  • SASO EE label
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Switzerland  
Efficiency standard
  • IEC 60034-30
Efficiency regulations
  • REGULATION (EU) 2019/1781
  • Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EG
  • Energieeffizienzverordnung, EnEV 730.02
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3 for motors from 0.75 to <= 1000 kW
  • IE2 for motors from >= 0.12 kW to < 0.75 kW
  • IE2 for variable speed drives from 0.12 kW to 1000kW (motor rated output power)

Applicable to
  • 3-phase induction (“asynchronous“) motors
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8-pole motors
  • 50 – 1000 V
  • 50 Hz, 60 Hz or 50/60 Hz
  • Motors designed for continuous load operation
    • S1, S3 >=80 % or S6 >=80 %
  • Explosion-protected motors protection type Ex tb, Ex tc, Ex ec, Ex d

  • Frequency inverters (variable speed drive – “VSD”)
    • 3-phase mains input
    • 100 to 1000 V
    • Maximum losses for achieving efficiency class IE2 are specified in the standard
    • Indication of efficiency class on the device
    • Indication of losses in percent of rated powers for various operating points in the product documentation
Exceptions
  • Motors which are not designed for continuous load operation
  • Switchable pole motors
  • Synchronous motors
  • TENV (IC 410) motors
    • other cooling types e.g. TEAO are not exempt
  • Explosion-protected motors protection type Ex eb “increased safety motors”
  • Motors completely integrated into a product and whose energy performance cannot be tested independently from the product, even with the provision of a temporary end-shield and drive-end bearing
  • Motors with an integrated variable speed drive whose energy performance cannot be tested independently from the variable speed drive
  • Motors with an integrated brake which forms an integral part of the inner motor construction and can neither be removed nor powered by a separate power source during the testing of the motor efficiency
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures < -30° C or > +60° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 4,000 m
  • Submersible motors
    • designed to operate when fully submerged in a liquid
  • Liquid-cooled motors with inlet temperature <0°C >32°C
  • Motors with brushes, commutators, slip rings or other electrical connections to the rotor
  • Motors placed on the market before 1 July 2029 as substitutes for identical motors integrated in products placed on the market before 01 July 2022, and specifically marketed as such – “Substitute motors”

  • Note – The option of IE2 + VSD is no longer applicable!
Required efficiency
labelling
  • CE mark and IE class on the type plate
  • Efficiency
Future

From 01 July 2023, the following energy efficiency classes will apply:

  • IE2 for single-phase motors
    • Rated output power >= 0.12 kW

  • IE2 for Explosion-protected motors (three-phase induction motors)
    • Rated output power >= 0.12 kW to <= 1000 kW
    • Ex eb – increased safety motors

  • IE4 for three-phase induction motors
    • Rated output power >= 75 kW to <= 200 kW
    • 2, 4, or 6 pole motors
    • Exceptions: brake motors, Ex eb increased safety motors, or other explosion-protected motors

Further information

The update of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC is available as a recorded online seminar  here (registration required).

A detailed document regarding Directive (EU) 20019/1781 was prepared by CEMEP "European Committee of Manufactures of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics". The document is available here (external link).

Note

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South Korea  
Efficiency standard
  • KS C IEC 60034
Efficiency regulations
  • MKE-2015-28
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3
Applicable to
  • 0.75 – 375 kW
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
  • Up to 600 V
  • 60 Hz
  • Motors for continuous operation, even if these are combined with a frequency inverter
Exceptions
  • Operating mode other than S1
  • Motors which are specially designed for operation with inverters
  • Motors which are completely immersed in liquid during operation
  • TENV and TEAO motors
  • Switchable pole motors
  • Torque curve: version C and D
  • Water-cooled motors similar to TEAO
Required efficiency
labelling
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Future
  • Information on changes are not available.

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People’s Republic of China  
Efficiency standard
  • GB 18613-2020
Efficiency regulations
  • GB 18613-2020
Minimum efficiency
  • Grade 3 (IE3) 
    • GB 18613-2020 standard defines efficiency classes as Grades where the Grade 3 equivalent to IE3
Applicable to
  • 3-Phase motors >=0.12 to <= 1,000 kW
  • 1-Phase motors from 10 W to 370 kW
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
  • < 1000 V
  • 50 Hz
  • S1 and S3 >=80%
  • TEFC (IC411)
  • Explosion protected motors
Exceptions
  • Motors that can only be operated with a frequency inverter
  • Motors with integrated frequency inverter when the motor cannot be tested separately from the inverter
  • Motors completely integrated in a machine when the motor share common parts with the driven
    unit (e.g. shaft, housing, etc.)
  • TEAO (IC418)
  • TENV (IC410)
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures < -15° C or > +40° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 1,000 m
  • Submersible motors
  • Smoke extraction motors with a temperature class higher than 250° C
  • Water cooled motors
  • Multi-Speed motors
Required efficiency
labelling

  • CCC marking for 2-pole motors ≤ 2.2 kW, 4 pole motors ≤ 1.1 kW, 6 pole motors ≤ 0.74 kW and 8 pole motors ≤ 0.55 kW
    • Note: CCC is also necessary for Hong Kong
  • The efficiency must be stated on the type plate.
  • China energy labelling according to efficiency
  • Motors from 0.75 up to 375 kW must bear the IE3 and the China Energy Label
    • smaller / bigger motors only need the IE3 mark
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.

    • The GB 18613-2020 described here is valid since 01 June 2021
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Taiwan  
Efficiency standard
  • IEC 60034-2-1
Efficiency regulations
  • CNS 14400 (MEPS)
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3
Applicable to
  • 0.75 – 200 kW
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
  • Up to 600 V
  • 60 Hz
Exceptions
  • Motors completely integrated into a product (pumps, compressors, etc.) of which the energy
    performance cannot tested individual
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation (which cannot be connected directly)
  • Switchable pole motors
Required efficiency
labelling
  • Supplier / Importer must be listed to use the efficiency label.
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

Singapore  
Efficiency standard
  • S602 : 2018
Effizienz-Vorschriften
  • Energy Conservation Order 2017
Minimum efficiency
  • IE3
Applicable to
  • 0.75 – 375 kW
  • 2, 4 and 6 pole
  • Up to 1000 V
  • 50 Hz
Exceptions
  • Brake motors
  • Explosion protected motors
  • Motors which do not have the rated operating mode S1, S3 > = 80 %, S6 or S9
  • Submersible motors
  • Multiple speed motors
  • Motors which are fully integrated into a product for which the energy efficiency of the motors cannot
    be tested separately from the product
  • Motors which are only supplied to third parties which integrate the motors into appliances which are
    exported to another country
  • Motors exempted by the general director of the national environmental agency
  • Motors designed for ambient temperatures < -30° C or > +60° C
  • Motors designed for altitudes > 4,000 m
  • Water cooled motors for operation at < 0° C
Required efficiency
labelling
  • Motors / manufacturers must be registert in the NEA data base.
  • IE class and efficiency at 100, 75 and 50 % of the rated power on the type plate
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

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Chile  
Efficiency standard
  • PE N° 7/01/2; IEC 60034-30-1
Efficiency regulations
  • NCh 3086 of 2008
Minimum efficiency
  • IE2
Applicable to
  • 0.75 – 7.5 kW
  • 2, 4 and 6 pole
  • Up to 690 V
  • 50 Hz
  • S1 operation
  • Single speed motors
  • Own ventilated motors with IP21 or higher
Exceptions
  • Brake motors
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation (which cannot be connected directly)
Required efficiency
labelling
  • Motors held in stock by distributors must be certified for the Energy label according PE nº 7/01/2.
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

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Australia  
Efficiency standard
  • AS/NZS 1359.5 : 2004
Efficiency regulations
  • GEMS Act of 2018
Minimum efficiency
  • High Efficiency IE2
    (MEPS levels have aligned with IEC 60034 levels)
Applicable to
  • 0.73 – <185 kW
  • Up to 1100 V
  • 50 Hz
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
Exceptions
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation (which cannot be connected directly)
  • Motors labelled for intermittent operation
  • 2-speed motors
  • Single phase motors
  • Submersible motors
  • Motors completely integrated in a machine when the motor share common parts with the driven unit (e.g. shaft, housing, etc.)
  • A motor that is supplied exclusively to third parties who will incorporate the motors into equipment that will be exported to a country other than Australia or New Zealand
  • Torque motors

Required efficiency
labelling
  • The efficiency label must be stated on the type plate.
  • Motor must be listed under http://reg.energyrating.gov.au/comparator/product_types.
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

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Argentina  
Efficiency standard
  • IRAM 62405 : 2012
Efficiency regulations
  • Decret 140/2007 disposicion 230/2015
Minimum efficiency
  • Not defined
Applicable to
  • 0.75 - 30 kW
  • 2, 4, and 6 pole
  • 50 and  60 Hz
  • S1
  • TEFC
Exceptions
  • Explosion protected motors
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation
  • Integrated motors
  • Motors with reinforced insulation according to IEC 60034-25
Required efficiency
labelling
  • Motors must be tested by an approved institute, only then may they carry the Argentinean Energy Label. Affected are all motors up to IE3 efficiency in the range of 0.75 to 30 kW.
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

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New Zealand  
Efficiency standard
  • AS/NZS 1359.5 : 2004
Efficiency regulations
  • GEMS Act of 2018
Minimum efficiency
  • High Efficiency IE2
    (MEPS levels have aligned with IEC 60034 levels)
Applicable to
  • 0.73 – <185 kW
  • Up to 1100 V
  • 50 Hz
  • 2, 4, 6 and 8 pole
Exceptions
  • Motors designed for frequency inverter operation (which cannot be connected directly)
  • Motors labelled for intermittent operation
  • 2-speed motors
  • Single phase motors
  • Submersible motors
  • Motors completely integrated in a machine when the motor share common parts with the driven unit (e.g. shaft, housing, etc.)
  • A motor that is supplied exclusively to third parties who will incorporate the motors into equipment that will be exported to a country other than Australia or New Zealand
  • Torque motors

Required efficiency
labelling
  • The efficiency label must be stated on the type plate.
  • Motor must be listed under http://reg.energyrating.gov.au/comparator/product_types.
Future
  • Information on changes are not available.
Note

Please note that standards and directives are subject to constant change. Therefore we do not guarantee the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of this data. Even though we make every endeavour to ensure that this information is correct, this overview cannot provide a substitute for a study of the relevant directives or import regulations.

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