NEED GAS? STARTUP WILL BRING THE FUEL TO YOU

For $20 a month and the price of fuel, Yoshi will come to you.

Austin American-Statesman - - FRONT PAGE - By Lilly Rock­well lrock­well@states­man.com Yoshi

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

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