Powerful winds help GM build powerful trucks in Texas

GM turns to wind power.
Powerful winds help GM build powerful trucks in Texas

Suburbans, Tahoes, Escalades: if they’re made in GM’s Arlington factory, soon they’ll have been built using wind energy.

GM recently signed a power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables North America to power the facility, which produces 1,200 cars and trucks every day. The company has bought enough wind generated electricity to build 125,000 trucks every year.


Graphic courtesy General Motors.

The deal will be a big carbon saver for GM, avoiding emissions from the equivalent of over 110 million gallons of gasoline.

With similar agreements in Mexico set to be finalized next year, GM is recognizing going green can save green.

Learn more about GM’s wind energy agreement here:


Greg is AWEA's Deputy Director of Communications. He is the head editor and writer for Into the Wind, and oversees AWEA's online content and opinion writing. Greg holds a Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University's School of International Service. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Journalism from Lehigh University.

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