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Efficiency class regulation and UKCA Marking

New ecodesign regulation (EU) 2019/1781 standard from 1 July 2023

The European Union has announced that new regulations will be introduced on electric motors from 1 July 2023, with the aim of promoting sustainability and energy efficiency. These regulations will apply to all member states and will aim to reduce energy consumption and encourage the development and use of environmentally friendly electric motors.

The new regulations set stricter energy efficiency standards for electric motors placed on the European market. Manufacturers will be required to produce electric motors with higher efficiency and lower energy consumption than older models. This measure aims to achieve significant energy savings and reduce operational costs for businesses and consumers.

New standard from 1 July 2023

Electric motors with a rated power of 75 kW to 200 kW must comply with the IE4 Super Premium Efficiency Class for 2-, 4- and 6-pole versions from 1 July 2023.

Fact sheet with overview table

We have a overview that clearly describing what the new regulations mean for each type of engine.

Download fact sheet

The New UKCA marking

With the Brexit that took place in January 2021, the UK left the European single market and customs union. This had major implications for companies exporting products to the UK. One of the main changes is the introduction of the UKCA declaration, which replaces CE marking.

UK regulations

What exactly does the UKCA statement mean? In a nutshell, it is a certification indicating that a product complies with the relevant UK legal requirements for safety, health and the environment.

It is similar to CE marking, but specific to the UK. The UKCA declaration is mandatory for certain product categories sold in the UK market.

As our customer, you can enjoy these benefits and have peace of mind when doing business with the UK. Here are some of the key benefits.

Key advantages

  1. Access to the UK market: With the UKCA declaration, our products from BEGE Drive Technology meet the legal requirements for safety, health and the environment.
  2. Compliance and legal certainty: By meeting UKCA declaration requirements, we demonstrate that our products comply with UK standards and regulations.
  3. Customer confidence and competitive advantage: The UKCA declaration acts as a seal of quality for products.
  4. Efficient trade processes: Obtaining the UKCA declaration enables us to continue trading smoothly with the UK without unnecessary delays or customs restrictions.

In short, the UKCA declaration offers our customers several benefits, including access to the UK market, legal certainty, customer confidence, efficient trade processes and growth opportunities. As a customer, you can be confident that we meet the required standards and that your cooperation with us can continue seamlessly.