We've already taken a behind-the-scenes look at how the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car is produced with a "how it's made" video at the maker's Oppama factory in Japan.

Now comes the turn of Chevrolet's Volt, with the release of a short time-lapse video in celebration of the official start to production of the Volt examining the production process at GM's Hamtramck assembly plant in Detroit. A few weeks ago we saw how Hamtramck has a solar array to charge vehicles out in the parking lot, but now we can see inside the factory to witness Volt production in as much glory as two minutes allows.

As with the Leaf, the Volt isn't produced on an exclusive production line, instead sharing production space with other GM vehicles - both Buicks and Cadillacs can also be seen running down the line in the video. Again in common with the Leaf though, the powertrain installed into the Volt is quite different from that of its cousins.

We follow the car from welding the body through the paint process to fitting of the drivetrain and interior, and finished vehicles rolling off the end of the line, ready for initial inspection. The car may be unconventional, but production is anything but, and this no doubt helps reduce production costs for GM.

Check out the two-minute video below:

[Motor Authority]