EU Directive 2009/125/EC (Ecodesign Requirements for Energy Related Products) defines the conditions for these savings. The EU member states gave their support to the new rules for reducing the energy demand of industrial motors. The regulation (EU) 2019/1781 is laying down ecodesign requirements for electric motors and variable speed drives pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC.
The regulation sets out two stages: from 01 July 2021 onward, motors must comply as a minimum with MEPS (Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards) energy efficiency class IE2 (High Efficiency) within the power range >=0,12 to <0,75 kW and IE3 (Premium Efficiency) for motor power >=0.75 kW. From 01 July 2023 single phase motors and Ex eb increased safety motors must comply as a minimum with energy efficiency class IE2 (High Efficiency) with motor powers >=0,12 kW.
Furthermore, Annex I Sector 2 of Regulation (EU) 201971781 requires that the data provided in the download must be made available as product information.