The partnerships help the company offer an expanded range of ride services to choose from for users in Beijing and Shanghai.
As the bike rental cools down, industry insiders start to ask how well the bike ban fits current circumstances.
Niu’s app, which connects users with their scooters, now has 457,000 registered users.
Months after dropping a hint for taking its services to overseas market, China’s top bike-rental startup Mobike announced today the launch of its hugely popular bike-sharing service in Singapore, the first stop of Mobike’s global expansion. Mobike’s operation in Singapore features its typical scan-and-go service. Singapore residents can now ride a Mobike by downloading the […]
Ofo, China’s leading bike rental company, announced October 10 its launch in Washington, D.C., following Seattle and Massachusetts. The fast-expanding firm will deploy 400 of its yellow bikes over the course of its first week, as the local government only allows 400 bikes on the streets during the “demonstration stage.” The local regulator appears to be extra […]
As the ride-hailing wars have disappeared, the latest war is bike-sharing (more like bike-rental), with Mobike and Ofo leading the pack. In case you weren’t sure how exactly they are different, WakeMeChat has made this handy infographic: Mobike’s technology seems to be a bit better, but how either company is actually making money is still a […]
Chinese bike-sharing Mobike is starting the New Year with good news. Just three weeks after receiving 215 million USD fresh funding, the startup announced a strategic partnership with Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing giant behind Apple’s iPhone and numerous other major electronics devices. As part of this deal, Foxconn has also become a strategic investor in […]
Ready or not, China, once known as the bicycle kingdom, is in the midst of a cycling revival. While the car has rapidly displaced bikes, we now see more than a dozen startups flooding into the dockless bike-sharing arena. Investors have taken their sides in the stiffening battle, but a more pressing question is which […]
You must have noticed the boom bike-rental companies in China as an increasing array of rainbow colored bikes mushrooming on streets across the country. Endless financing rounds from big names like Tencent, Didi, and Foxconn have been injected into one or another of the startups that involved in a heating field. Despite the initial “wows” […]
China has just seen its first merger in the burgeoning bike-rental sector. Youon (永安行), the Changzhou-based bike-rental startup which went public in August, announced yesterday the merger of Hellobike, another bike-rental player in China. Youon posted a statement on its website, announcing its sister company Youon Ditan (永安行低碳科技) merging with Shanghai Jun Zheng Network Technology […]