The rate increase is part of parent company Meituan’s broader profitability push.
Mobike Europe branch is reportedly planning on branching out into e-bike and scooter rentals in the region.
Mobike has started to charge Shanghai users an extra RMB 20 (around $3) if they park a bike outside the company’s ‘area of operation.’
Meituan-owned Mobike also denied that layoffs in Asia are part of a larger exit strategy.
Mobike was added to WeChat Pay’s interface as a third-party service.
Didi hopes new strategies will help it complete a U-turn that will get it out of the dead-end in which it finds itself.