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.
Last night (03 Apr 2018), Mobike shareholder meeting voted in favor of the Meituan acquisition, The Beijing News has reported (in Chinese). The Chinese group buying site Meituan agrees to acquire the bike rental company Mobike for 35% in equity and 65% in cash, of which $320 million will be used for future liquidity needs. Details […]
The company is doing so in compliance with recent government regulations that demand old bikes to be withdrawn before new ones can be introduced.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 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 […]
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 […]
In its first major statement since being acquired by Meituan, bike rental giant Mobike is to stop adding new bikes to cities considered to be already saturated with bikes, will share its big data with the government for improved city planning, and put RMB100 million into improving its user credit system, the company announced at […]
Some of the fashionable shared bicycles we ride every day are not as save as we thought.
Mobike, China’s major bike rental company, announced today that it will roll out its first ride-hailing service in Guizhou, marking the firm’s official attempt to expand outside of the bike rental business. The first batch of the “shared” cars are all new energy vehicles and will be placed in Guian New Area and Guiyang City […]
Foshan will require Mobike, ofo, and other bike rental companies to hand over users blacklisted for bad parking.