The rate increase is part of parent company Meituan’s broader profitability push.
Mobike Europe branch is reportedly planning on branching out into e-bike and scooter rentals in the region.
Meituan-owned Mobike also denied that layoffs in Asia are part of a larger exit strategy.
Beijing and Shanghai have given no indication of whether the bans will be lifted.
Mobike was added to WeChat Pay’s interface as a third-party service.
The Chinese bike-rental firm will also become a distinct business group within the lifestyle services company.
Chinese bike-rental firms, Mobike and Hello Transtech, expressed their willingness to enter the bidding.
Discarded bikes are languishing after the rental-bike boom went bust due to high retrieval costs.
Didi hopes new strategies will help it complete a U-turn that will get it out of the dead-end in which it finds itself.