Last night (03 Apr 2018), Mobike shareholder meeting voted in favor of the Meituan acquisition, The Beijing News has reported (in Chinese). The Chinese group buying site Meituan agrees to acquire the bike rental company Mobike for 35% in equity and 65% in cash, of which $320 million will be used for future liquidity needs. Details […]
This week, John and Matt talk about recent developments in China’s mobility and the O2O market as Meituan acquires Mobike and joins others encroaching into Didi territory. Links Didi recruits food delivery riders in Wuxi to challenge Meituan Meituan acquisition of Mobike seems a done deal Fresh and driver-friendly: Meituan Dache’s first day in Shanghai […]
Ride-hailing, bike rental, and food delivery services were all affected.
Chinese bike rental giant ofo has started selling advertisements on its bikes and apps (in Chinese) in an attempt to boost revenues amid increasing cash strain. The company will launch custom-designed bikes and the bike-body ads will appear in bike wheels, saddle and baskets for clients to reach the public with their messages. Rumors of ofo’s failure […]
China’s transportation industry is experiencing a swift change of powers for both two-wheel and four-wheel mobility services
Uber has no plans to bring its bike rental scheme to China but it is considering other Asian countries.
Caocao Zhuanche(曹操专车) an electric vehicle sharing company backed by Chinese automaker Geely, has completed a RMB 1 billion ($156 million) series A round from various investors, at a valuation of over RMB 10 billion ($1.6 billion), Sina Technology is reporting. Investors in the round were not disclosed. With the new funding, the company plans to expand in cities […]
Amid rumors of ofo’s acquisition by Didi Chuxing, users are encountering errors when attempting to rent the former’s bicycles through the ride-hailing giant’s app. According to the local media, an error is displayed within the app when scanning an ofo bicycle’s QR code. The message says that the problem has been partially repaired, but Didi cannot resolve […]
As the ride-hailing market in China heats up again, Alibaba-owned AutoNavi (高德地图) also known as Amap has announced that its ride-hailing service Gaode Jiaoche (高德叫车) has gone online, TechNode’s Chinese sister site reports. The move is just another small step for AutoNavi towards building its one-stop mobility aggregation platform. The ride-hailing service is integrated into […]
Chinese ride-hailing behemoth Didi is beta-testing its electric bike rental service in South China, a person with knowledge of the matter told TechNode. Didi is said to have won the initial support of at least three cities. The firm is expected to develop its own bike rental brand, or potentially a separate app, with an access […]