Since writing this article energy ratings have moved from A+ to A++ and even A+++ but I don’t expect this to affect the principle of the points made here. In fact I would expect the difference between an A++ and A+++ to be even less than the differences described in the article for A and A+. There’s not that much difference between washing machines energy usage these days. You can save more money by switching suppliers.
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Many washing machines are no longer made by the companies shown on the logo, or they have been taken over by bigger companies with a different ethos. These global companies usually keep the old brand name for tactical marketing reasons. In a way, it shouldn't matter who makes which brand, but there is a concern that should be considered.