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.
Beijing and Shanghai have given no indication of whether the bans will be lifted.
Mobike was added to WeChat Pay’s interface as a third-party service.
Other bike-rental companies are considering raising prices, as warmer weather brings a likely rebound in trip numbers.
The Chinese bike-rental firm will also become a distinct business group within the lifestyle services company.
As the bike-rental craze cools down, so do Chinese firms’ ambitious globalization plans.
Hu’s resignation comes at a tumultuous time in China’s bike-rental industry.