Michigan Ford plant manufactures new hybrid transmissions
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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