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Bicycles are eating the lunch of China’s dominant car-sharing app

By Li Tao Didi Chuxing last year beat the car-sharing business model’s pioneer Uber Technologies at its own game, and bought out the New York company’s China business to become the dominant app for hailing...
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Chinese company wins Adelaide bikeshare monopoly as competitor ordered to leave

  Bension Siebert@Bension1  The only competitor to bikeshare giant ofo has been told to cease operating in Adelaide, handing the Chinese company an effective monopoly as it lobbies to become a sanctioned private arm of SA’s...
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China’s Ofo to launch bicycle sharing service in India through tie-up with Paytm

By Salman S.H. Beijing-based bicycle sharing start-up Ofo is expected to launch its services in India on Monday and will be made available on Paytm, three people familiar with the development said. Social media posts...
Bike Sharing

Bike-Sharing Companies Transform U.S. Cities

By Douglas Johnson Residents of major U.S. cities are becoming used to seeing docks for bike sharing programs nestled into parking spaces or next to subway station entrances. Adorned with stylish branding and corporate sponsors'...
Bike Sharing

Ofo, Mobike to Launch Bike-sharing Services in Israel

CTech Beijing-based bike-sharing company Ofo is set to launch its service in Israel this week. The service will be available in Ramat Gan, a city adjacent to Tel Aviv, the City of Ramat Gan announced. Chinese...
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How London could improve its bike-share system

By Carla Fried Dozens of cities, from Chicago to Paris to Shanghai, have rolled out bike-share programs over the past decade to relieve pressure on automobile-clogged roadways and overtaxed public-transportation systems—and to potentially improve public...
Sweden Electric

Sweden Puts Its Money On Small Electric Vehicles

By Steve Hanley Elon Musk likes to start at the top and work down. In Sweden, when it comes to EV incentives, the government is starting at the bottom and working its way up. According...
Auto Electric


By James Ayre The embattled on-demand taxi service firm Uber has announced that it has acquired the electric bike-sharing service startup JUMP Bikes, marking the company’s further investment into the on-demand mobility services sector. The exact...
Bike Approach

China’s Meituan buys bike-sharing firm Mobike in mobility push

By Yingzhi Yang, Meng Jing, Coco Liu   Meituan will acquire 100 percent of loss-making Mobike for US$2.7 billion, according to a person briefed on the terms, who asked not to be named as the information was not public. Yicai,...
Sharing Economy

‘Sharing economy’ in China feeling the growing pains of rapid expansion

  While the "sharing economy" based on communal use of items and spaces has rapidly expanded in China with ride-sharing and other services, sudden service interruptions and unreturned deposits are also rising to the surface. In...

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