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.
The partnerships help the company offer an expanded range of ride services to choose from for users in Beijing and Shanghai.
China has been looking to reduce its reliance on foreign technologies amide escalating trade tensions with the US.
GGV Managing Partner Jixun Foo discusses the return to a more rational investment approach in China.
As the bike rental cools down, industry insiders start to ask how well the bike ban fits current circumstances.