Other bike-rental companies are considering raising prices, as warmer weather brings a likely rebound in trip numbers.
Briefing: Nonprofit buys abandoned rental bikes for school kids in Myanmar
Discarded bikes are languishing after the rental-bike boom went bust due to high retrieval costs.
Briefing: Ofo has 6 months to enforce deposit rules, 14 million await refunds
Bike companies have a longer time for implementation than previously announced.
New rules for rental economy user deposits clarify legal gray area
The law comes as concern mounts about the financial stability of a number of mobility firms in the rental economy sector.
As bike rentals cool, ofo chooses to stand alone
China’s bike rental industry has experienced a roller coaster over the past 3 years. At its height, there were nearly 80 bike rental startups in the market, brightening the streets with a rainbow of bikes. But in the fast-paced tech world, trends come and go quickly. Within a year, over 20 bike startups failed, including […]
Ofo starts selling ads on bikes and in apps
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 […]