Hu’s resignation comes at a tumultuous time in China’s bike-rental industry.
Briefing: Bike-rental firm Mobike to spin off European arm
As the bike-rental craze cools down, so do Chinese firms’ ambitious globalization plans.
Mobike suspected of GDPR violations in industry-wide German investigation
Berlin’s data protection commissioner is investigating car and bike-rental companies for violations of GDPR.
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 doubles down on India as ofo departs
Mobike is considering 10 more Indian cities and manufacturing bikes in India.
Briefing: Mobike suspends operation in Manchester due to thefts and vandalism
This is the first time for Mobike to pull out of a city because of antisocial behavior.
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The company is doing so in compliance with recent government regulations that demand old bikes to be withdrawn before new ones can be introduced.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 offers deposit and fare-free rides in Hefei
Bike rental company Mobike has announced complimentary rides and deposit-free use of its bicycle network in Anhui province’s capital of Hefei, local media is reporting. Unlike other bike rental platforms, users would not need to use Sesame Credit to sign up or use the bikes without paying a deposit. Existing users in the city who have […]