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For a car that Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne still doesn't sound enthusiastic to sell, the 500e sure is getting a lot of official company support. Despite this year's admittedly-limited production run already being sold out, the company continues to promote the values of the improved (in my eyes) battery-powered version over its gasoline-burning sibling.

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Libyan leader (ex-leader?) Muammar Qaddafi apparently had some unusual items in his personal collection. Rebel forces stormed his compound this week, and we now know he had a scrapbook dedicated to former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, lots of weapons and, oddly, a doorless, all-electric Fiat 500 (similar to the model shown above).

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Libyan leader (ex-leader?) Muammar Qaddafi apparently had some unusual items in his personal collection. Rebel forces stormed his compound this week, and we now know he had a scrapbook dedicated to former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, lots of weapons and, oddly, a doorless, all-electric Fiat 500 (similar to the model shown above).

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The Fiat 500 Abarth prefers to run on two wheels – Click above to watch video after the jump

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The Fiat 500 Abarth prefers to run on two wheels – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Renault Fluence Z.E. concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Fiat 500C – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Fiat 500C – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Swedish company AutoAdapt has rolled out its first battery-powered Fiat 500 at its factory near Gothenberg this week. Autoadapt is working with Alelion Batteries and Fiat to do series production of several Fiat models with electric drive. The company plans to build about 100 of the tiny 500s this year and 300 next year. Fiat is providing rolling chassis without any powertrain hardware and Autoadapt is installing the lithium ion batteries, power electronics and electric drive hardware. The compan

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Wondering how to turn a Fiat 500 into a dinghy, um, we mean a tender? According to Italian coachbuilder Castagna, it can be done. First, remove the top, doors and tailgate. Second, enlarge the sills so that some semblance of structural integrity is maintained. Next, remove the entire interior. Replace the interior with teak wood and wicker accents and add weather-proof seats. Replace the top with some multi-striped canvas for some additional weather protection. Finally, remove the internal combu

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