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Honda eyeing electric scooter that can power home appliances

Bikes with detachable batteries to go on sale in Southeast Asia in 2019

Motorbikes swarm the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia.

TOKYO -- Japan's Honda Motor plans to start selling motorized scooters that run on detachable batteries in Southeast Asia starting as early as 2019, amid toughened environmental measures across the region.

The vehicles will adopt lithium ion batteries developed by the automaker. A fully-charged battery can power a scooter for 50-60km.

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