Michigan Ford plant manufactures new hybrid transmissions

The transmissions are being built for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
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Marilyn Haynes of Ira, Michigan works on the production of the new hybrid transmission for Ford's five new electric and hybrid vehicles at Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Transmission Plant August 2, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The transmissions are being built for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. (Getty Images)
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Glen Rosenberger of Rochester Hills, Michigan, works on the production of the new hybrid transmission for Ford's five new electric and hybrid vehicles at Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Transmission Plant August 2, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The transmissions are being built for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. (Getty Images)
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A worker stands on the line during the production of the new hybrid transmission for Ford's five new electric and hybrid vehicles at Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Transmission Plant August 2, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The transmissions are being built for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. (Getty Images)
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Glen Rosenberger of Rochester Hills, Michigan, works on the production of the new hybrid transmission for Ford's five new electric and hybrid vehicles at Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Transmission Plant August 2, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The transmissions are being built for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. (Getty Images)
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Jim Tetreault, Ford Vice President of North America Manufacturing, announces production of the new hybrid transmission for Ford's five new electric and hybrid vehicles at Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Transmission Plant August 2, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The transmissions are being built for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. (Getty Images)
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Gear sets for automatic 6 cylinder engines are shown at Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Transmission Plant August 2, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The plant is also producing the new HF35 hybrid transmissions for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. (Getty Images)
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A new hybrid transmission for Ford's five new electric and hybrid vehicles sits on the line during the production of the at Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Transmission Plant August 2, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The transmissions are being built for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. (Getty Images)
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A worker stands on the line during the production of the new hybrid transmission for Ford's five new electric and hybrid vehicles at Ford Motor Company's Van Dyke Transmission Plant August 2, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The transmissions are being built for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi plug-in Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. (Getty Images)
Mon 06 Aug 2012 11:13 AM