Hello Inc’s filing shows that the sector’s few remaining players now seek sustainable growth after reckless expansion in earlier years.
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.’
Other bike-rental companies are considering raising prices, as warmer weather brings a likely rebound in trip numbers.
Bike companies have a longer time for implementation than previously announced.
Discarded bikes are languishing after the rental-bike boom went bust due to high retrieval costs.
The Chinese bike-rental firm will also become a distinct business group within the lifestyle services company.
The law comes as concern mounts about the financial stability of a number of mobility firms in the rental economy sector.
This is the first time for Mobike to pull out of a city because of antisocial behavior.
Didi is digging a wide yet deep competitive moat around the broader Chinese mobility market. Bike rentals will be a main driver of growth.
China’s bike rental industry is rebounding after the Spring Festival holiday as riders see it as the safest transportation option during the outbreak.