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Herein is described an environmental and life cycle cost (LCC) analysis of one switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive and two inverter-fed induction motor (IM) drives. The two types of drives are compared based on critical reasoning, and European Commission (EC) Regulation 640/2009 is considered. Environmental impact and LCC were evaluated according the Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-Using Products and accounting different operation conditions. The SRM drive was found to have less environmental impact than were the IM drives.