The GarageVac is exempt from the EU regulation 666/2103 effective from 1st September 2014. as it is a fixed, non movable unit. It does however meet the criteria for the maximum electrical motor wattage. We’ve always said you shouldn’t compare vacuums by the size of the motor, as there are various aspects of a vacuum ‘s design which effect the cleaning power of the machine, see our FAQ on Air Watts.