Mobike has been recognized by the UN for its contribution to the advancement of low carbon public transport. Mobike won the accolade in the Entrepreneurial Vision category of the United Nations Environment’s Champions of the Earth awards. Hu Weiwei, Mobike’s founder, was presented with the award alongside six other winners–including two other Chinese winners–at a […]
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 […]
Bike rental firm Mobike has updated its credit score system. Renters who misuse their bike rental system will be charged up to RMB 100 for 30 minutes of cycling. The update is global and in China comes after Haidian District Court issuing Mobike with judicial advice and increased pressure on bike rental companies from local […]
Despite the rumors and speculation surrounding a possible merger between Mobile and ofo, Mobike co-founder and CEO Davis Wang has made it clear again at TheYearAhead Summit that a “merger is not an option for the company,” local media is reporting. Similarly, ofo founder and CEO Dai Wei also expressed previously that the company would not […]
This week John and Matt follow up with Florian Bohnert, Head of Global Partnerships about what Mobike has been up to since we last talked, including: How Mobike has expanded into global markets The challenges of globalizing from China Finding talent and educating users Differences in recreational vs commute use in different countries Whether Mobike […]
Some of the fashionable shared bicycles we ride every day are not as save as we thought.
Mobike tries to catch up with China arch-rival ofo by announcing it will launch in Australia in January 2018. The company will put around 2,000 bikes onto the streets around Gold Coast, Queensland, but the bikes will have to be left in designated areas. The bikes have been designed for Australia with gears, a larger […]
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.
Mobike, a major Chinese bike-rental company, has just placed their first batch of bikes in the capital of the United States as part of its ambitious global expansion plan. Closely following its largest rival ofo’s footprint, Mobike chose Washington D.C. as the first city in America to start running its business, whereas ofo just a month ago […]
Mobike, China’s major bike-rental company, today launched a new model of its smart bike called “New Lite.” It features a minimalist design, longer lifespan, and lighter weight. The all-new model comes with a stronger bike frame which is 50 percent stronger than European standards and weighs 15.5 kilograms, making it the lightest mainstream bike rental […]