Updated on August 2, 2021


Created on August 2, 2019


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MoBike is a bike sharing platform used for short trips to reduce carbon emissions within city centers.

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Product Description

MoBike is a cashless and station-free bike sharing platform used for short trips within city centers to help reduce traffic congestion and reduce emissions from other forms of transportation.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Beijing Mobike Technology Co., Ltd The app is available for download on both Apple and Google app stores.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Bicycles are mass produced in China

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Customer downloads the application from Google Play Store or App Store. The app is used to reserve and end trips to receive the charge.

Distributions to Date Status

1,000,000+ installs

Design Specifications

The platform is designed with a provision to create a customer profile under the account section. It is built with a provision to keep a record of all the trips a customer has taken as well as their Mobike credit status. The bike is built with an aluminum frame that has a built in GPS tracker fitted with an App-activated lock and an algorithm that computes the usage time of a bike.

Technical Support

  • Places provision on the app to report any problems noted.
  • Dedicated support team reachable on contact@mobike.com or through the app.
  • Provides an operational team to fix bikes and for deployment of bikes.
  • Updated FAQs that can help customers resolve their issues or challenges.
  • A "Report an Issue" tab is provided in the application.

Replacement Components

Replacement components are handled by the company using the on-ground operational team that fixes the bikes.



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

From their mission statement, "Mobike provides an affordable means of shared transportation for convenient short urban trips, while reducing congestion, and our city's carbon footprint."

Vetted Performance Status



  • Bikes are fitted with a GPS tracker for tracking
  • Bikes are periodically fixed by the operational team in the field
  • Riders are encouraged to use Mobike Preferred Locations (MPL) for parking as these are designated safe locations
  • Customers advised on best practices of using bikes for their own safety

Complementary Technical Systems

  • The bike is fitted with a GPS tracker and an app activated lock.
  • Riders are encouraged to report any issues to contact@mobike.com or through the app

Academic Research and References

Lan, J., Ma, Y., Zhu, D., Mangalagiu, D. and Thornton, T.F., 2017,  Enabling Value Co-Creation in the Sharing Economy: The Case of MobikeSustainability, 9, p. 1504.

Ye, L., Xing, L., Wei, W., Mingzhang, L. and Hao, W., 2018, Evaluating the Impact of Mobike on Automobile-Involved Bicycle Crashes at the Road Network Level, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 112, pp. 69-76.

Qigao, W., 2018, Bikeshare Paradigms, User Perceptions, and the Urban Experience: A Comparative Analysis of Mobike Shanghai & Citi Bike NYC, Columbia University Academic Commons.

Chao, L., Gaohong, Z. and Yanqing, K., 2017, Research on Economic Sharing Based on PEST and SWOT Model: A Case Study of Mobike, 3rd International Conference on Innovation Development of E-Commerce and Logistics (ICIDEL 2017)

Meng, C., 2017, Research on Subsidy Strategy of Mobike Based on Complete Information Static Game, 2017 International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Automation (AMMA 2017) ISBN: 978-1-60595-471-4

Xiong, S., 2017, An Internet-Based Short-Distance Travel Solution in China Case: Mobike Technology Co, Ltd, Lahti University of Applied Sciences.

Compliance with regulations

Mobike engages local authorities to designate parking locations for bikes. The company also encourages customers to use designated parking locations for the bikes to avoid obstructing traffic flow.

Other Information

This is the FAQ page.

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