Right now, the crew at General Motors pre-production operations center at the Warren Technical Center is in the midst of building 75 Chevy Volt IVER prototypes. IVER – integration vehicle engineering release – prototypes are the vehicles in the last stage prior to pilot builds. For these IVER builds, pretty much all of the production-intent parts and systems are in place and the intent of the build process is to evaluate how final assembly should come together. The cars are all built by hand, but the technicians and engineers are testing the build sequence as it will be done on the line to make sure everything actually goes together well. As always, the first stage of final assembly is the body shop and in this video you can see stampings that comprise a Volt assembled on jigs and then welded by hand and then the complete body being painted. GM will apparently be releasing a series of videos documenting the complete build process. Check out the first one after the jump.
[Source: General Motors]