NEED GAS? STARTUP WILL BRING THE FUEL TO YOU
For $20 a month and the price of fuel, Yoshi will come to you.
Many car owners hate those routine stops at the gas station to fill up the tank.
But what if you never had to go to a gas station again?
For a $20-a-month subscription fee, gas delivery startup Yoshi will come to your work or office and fill up your vehicle’s gas tank for you. The gas costs whatever auto club AAA reports is the average price for your area on that day, Yoshi CEO Nick Alexander said.
The Palo Alto, Calif.—based company officially launched in Austin on Thursday after a monthlong “beta” test period. Yoshi operates in three other U.S. metro areas: the San Francisco Bay area, Nashville and Atlanta.
Customers sign up through an app. Yoshi does require a “critical density” in a given neighborhood before servicing a car parked at a house.
In addition to filling up your tank, Yoshi promises to also check the tread and air pressure on your tires, adding air as needed.
Yoshi offers additional vehicle maintenance services, such as oil changes, car washes and detailing.
And through a partnership with Firestone, Yoshi can help users buy and install new tires when needed.
“Our goal is, as a subscriber you never have to think about gas or even any of the routine maintenance associated with your car anymore,” Alexander said.
The idea for Yoshi, founded in