Hu’s resignation comes at a tumultuous time in China’s bike-rental industry.
Mobike responds to claims of inflated numbers
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.
Briefing: Mobike begins replacing 40 thousand old bikes in Shenzhen
The company is doing so in compliance with recent government regulations that demand old bikes to be withdrawn before new ones can be introduced.
Mobike does away with deposits in China
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’s users in Beijing restricted to parking within operational areas
China’s Mobike to restrict rider parking in Beijing as authorities tighten regulation on dockless bikes – SCMP What happened: Bike rental firm Mobike is prohibiting riders from parking outside of specified operational areas. The company has set a boundary that determines how far away from the city center users can park their bikes. If they park […]
Mobike removes last hold over user behavior as it trials deposit free in 100 cities
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 […]
Typhoon Mangkhut pounds rental economy in southern China
Ride-hailing, bike rental, and food delivery services were all affected.
Mobike co-founder and CEO Davis Wang resigns, Hu Weiwei takes the handlebars
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 […]
Ofo said to complete a new round of financing led by Didi and Ant Financial
The news of ofo’s E2-2 round comes amid rumors of acquisition by Didi Chuxing.
ofo’s US fire sale is another spoke in China’s rental-bike wheel
Cash-strapped Ofo could try wheeling its business down another path.