Electric Motors

Electric motors and systems account for approximately 40 percent of global electricity consumption, and new sales are growing at a rate of 2.5 percent each year. Motors can stay in use for fifteen years or longer, which means the energy used over the lifetime of a product can really add up. To encourage the uptake of more efficient motors, over 50 countries have put policies in place that are designed to improve the energy efficiency of electric motors.

Cost-effective energy efficiency improvements can reduce global electricity demand by

10%

Source: International Energy Agency

S&L Policies Around the World

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Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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United Arab Emirates

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Motors' Share of Global Electricity Consumption

Motor-driven systems consume more electricity than any other end use product and are found in every sector.

Source: International Energy Agency