Mobike put "several hundred" of its smart dock-less bikes, which were all transported from China, into operation in Shah Alam of the Selangor state and will move into the capital city of Kuala Lumpur within year-end, it announced at the launch event.
The start-up accelerated Mobike's expansion steps recently, after authorities in China put a brake on the deployment of new smart bikes in a over-saturated market. It started its service in London in August and made bike sharing available at a university in Thailand.
With Mobike's launch in Malaysia, all three major players tried to take the first-mover advantage in Southeast Asia, including Obike, a Singapore-based Brand and Ofo from China, which just in July launched its service in Malacca, a tourist resort area.
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