26 Aug '11, 3pm

Libya rebels pushing Gadhafi's custom Fiat 500 electric car.: The takeover of Moammar Gadhafi compound this week...

Libya rebels pushing Gadhafi's custom Fiat 500 electric car.: The takeover of Moammar Gadhafi compound this week...

It’s always fascinating to see how dictators spend big money on their hobbies while letting their people live in poverty. The takeover of Moammar Gadhafi compound this week unveiled a private side of the Libyan leader, and among the finds was a shiny green electric car by Fiat. Apparently Gadhafi loves cars and in particular Fiat, in which his (toppling) government is an investor. The Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra ran a post and a photo slide on its website that explained how the green Fiat 500 became one of many electric cars owned by Gadhafi. It noted that the car was converted by Milan-based Castagna in 2009 and ran on a 34KW electric motor. The electric car could travel about 161 miles per charge.

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