Thieves caught stealing Gaddafi’s custom Fiat 500 EV during civil unrest in Libya

Gaddafi's Fiat 500 EV

In light of the civil unrest in Libya, a photographer from the Associated Press came across an interesting event that unfolded right before his/her eyes.

Apparently, two guerillas were caught stealing Muammar Gaddafi’s custom-made Fiat 500 all-electric convertible valued in at $144,000.

The car was made by a special garage in Milan, Italy that goes by the name of Castagna and apparently, Gaddafi was very big on EVs.

The Fiat 500 was fitted with a custom 34 kW electric motor made by Ansaldo and was paired up with extra-large lithium ion batteries. Gaddafi’s 500 could do more than 100 mph and had a range of about 150 miles between charges.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoObserver

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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