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13 Sep, 2008 02:30

Sun takes Ki-moon to work

The head of the United Nations had a zero-emissions commute to work on Friday morning, by taking a solar-powered cab to the U.N. headquarters in New York.

Ban Ki-moon pulled up outside the U.N. headquarters in the unusual looking two-seater. Louis Palmer, the Solartaxi's inventor, was in the driving seat.

The Solartaxi, built in Switzerland, is on a promotional tour around the world to raise awareness of climate change.

The UN Secretary-General said the ride was “fantastic”, adding that the Solartaxi sends a good message to those looking for creative and practical solutions to energy issues.