The rate increase is part of parent company Meituan’s broader profitability push.
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.’
Mobike was added to WeChat Pay’s interface as a third-party service.
Hu’s resignation comes at a tumultuous time in China’s bike-rental industry.
A Bloomberg article found that Mobike operation details in the recent Meituan Dianpin filing were at odds with previously made public claims by the company.
The company is doing so in compliance with recent government regulations that demand old bikes to be withdrawn before new ones can be introduced.
Meituan-owned bike rental firm Mobike has removed deposits for all users in China in an effort to standardize its deposit system. In May, the company began trialing deposit-free rides in Hefei, Hangzhou, Dongguan, and other cities. The trial area was then extended to one hundred areas around the country, including second and third-tier cities. However, a […]
Mobike is extending deposit-free, credit-free bike rentals to a hundred cities. After launching the deposit-free system in Hefei, Hangzhou, Dongguan and other cities in May, it will now spread to a hundred areas–including second and third-tier cities–covering more than half its China cities. The first tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen will not […]
Ride-hailing, bike rental, and food delivery services were all affected.
After Xiaomi’s organizational shuffle, bike rental platform Mobike has announced some shifts in its staff too. Mobike’s founder Hu Weiwei is set to become the new CEO of the company taking the place of Davis Wang. Wang co-founded the bike rental platform in 2015 after serving as General Manager of Uber Shanghai. In an internal […]