ofo sets off to the North, teaming up with University of Phayao to promote as a Green University. Ready for Smart Bike Sharing, free for 3 months!

General Press Releases Tuesday February 20, 2018 15:49
กรุงเทพฯ--6 ก.ย.--Chomchaviwan

ofo, the world's no.1 dockless bike-sharing service, still moves forward to create bike society in Thailand by continuing to expand its service areas up to the North. Hoping to create Bike Sharing Society and according to Green University policy, recently, ofo and University of Phayao signed MOU to provide ofo bikes for students and staff in the university, free for 3 months.

Dr. Mondhon Sanguansermsri, President of University of Phayao said, "University of Phayao has been a part of Sustainable University Network of Thailand and attending to UI Green Metric World University Ranking. With an area of over 2,135 acres and a total student population of over 20,000, University of Phayao has many environmental campaigns in the campus such as stop using EPS foam as food containers, stop using motorcycles and take free public NGV bus instead etc. Having ofo bikes here for our students and staff is another strategy to preserve environment, reduce accidents, and it's also convenient, safe, eco-friendly and good for health."

For this ofo's service expansion, University of Phayao is the 10th campus in Thailand among other leading ones that also have ofo service and becomes very successful, such as Thammasat University Rangsit Campus, Rangsit University, Khon Kaen University, Phuket Rajabhat University, Prince of Songkla University Phuket Campus, Prince of Songkla University Pattani Campus, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Naresuan University, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University etc. The service includes other public areas and leading attractions which marks it as the largest bike sharing provider in the world and Thailand. The key success in Thailand and other countries is because ofo bike sharing service is a good choice for convenient, safe and eco-friendly transportation. With ofo's technology, the bike is easily used just by downloading ofo application, tracking the bike's accurate location by GPS installed on every ofo bike and scanning Smart Lock's QR Code to unlock the bike, then the user can start the new experience with ofo.

Exclusive only for opening service at University of Phayao, ofo offers free-of-charge trial for students and staff until the end of April 2018, then it will be charge under regular service rate of only 5 baht per 30 minutes, easily paid by debit, credit or TrueMoney wallet account.

About ofo

Founded in 2014, ofo, the world's no.1 dockless bike-sharing service, has been available in more than 250 cities across 20 countries. The platform generates 32 million transactions per day and has provided more than 5 billion rides in total. Users accumulated a riding distance of over 1.2 billion kilometers, reducing 84 million liters of fuel consumption and 265,000 tons of carbon dioxide from just April to June of 2017 alone.

ofo started collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in April 2017 to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also launched a partnership with Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation in August 2017 to improve the lives of girls in Malawi by funding scholarships and donating bikes to provide them with a safe way to get to school. In October 2017, ofo joined hands with C40 in tackling worldwide climate change issues and will contribute in every way possible to the research focused on healthy livable cities, identification of high impact actions, and benefits of inclusive climate actions.

July, 2017, ofo raised $700 million in its Series E funding led by Alibaba, Hony Capital and CITIC Private Equity. Visit www.ofo.com to learn more.

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