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Uber bids for Motivate, the largest shared bike company in the United States

via:博客园     time:2018/6/9 21:31:20     readed:422


Tencent Technology News, the global network about the car industry is moving from a single car to an integrated transport, companies have begun to acquire other transport operators. According to the latest news from foreign media, US car giant Uber is bidding for Motivate, the country's largest shared bicycle company.

Motivate is the largest shared bike company in the United States and uses different brands to provide services in New York, San Francisco and other cities, leading the market share.

Before foreign media reported that Lyft, the second largest US car rental company, has proposed an acquisition plan to Motivate, with a quotation of US$250 million.

According to foreign media Axios, Uber is preparing to bid for Motivate, but the company's offer is still unknown.

Uber’s official did not comment on the bids.

According to reports, Motivate’s shared bicycles mostly use a “legacy” model, covering Chicago, Boston, Columbus, Jersey, New York, San Francisco, Washington, and Portland.

In May this year, the company used 3.18 million bicycles.

Motivate company is located in Brooklyn, New York. Since its inception, the company has raised a total of 50 million US dollars. The shareholders include "Gerneration Investment Management Company" and other companies, the company's valuation information is not yet known.

In China, shared bicycles have developed rapidly in recent years. Operators have mainly adopted a random placement mode. This approach has facilitated consumers, but it has caused huge troubles for the city's government management departments. The shared bicycle companies have been criticized by some public opinion, such as sparse In management, damage to pedestrian rights, poor bicycle riding experience is poor.

In the United States, shared bicycles often use fixed-location storage.

According to foreign media reports, another hot spot for the United States to share the transportation market is the skateboard electric car, which can be randomly placed on the street, several companies began to cover multiple cities in the United States, and the San Francisco municipal government took rectification measures and introduced The license system.

In the past few years, some research reports and scholars have pointed out that the appearance of online dating vehicles has aggravated urban congestion, and net dating vehicles have even reduced the use of more efficient public transportation. In the face of social suspicions, Uber, Lyft and others started to make some adjustments by integrating external transportation vehicles, including bicycles, scooters, subways, buses, etc. These companies hope to become an integral part of the city’s comprehensive transportation system, not To erode the share of public transportation.

In China, Djot, the number one online car company, has also entered the field of shared bicycles and has challenged several big giants of bicycles.

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