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The Ride: Yoshi app gasses up cars without the gas station

by Susan Carpenter | Take Two®

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Yoshi is an app that lets drivers refuel in a workplace parking lot Facebook.com/yoshifuel

These days, it seems like anything can be delivered to your doorstep. Groceries, pets — you name it. And now, there's a new app  that will deliver … gasoline. Right to your car.

For a fee, of course.

It's called Yoshi, and it went live in L.A. Wednesday. "Never stop for gas again" is the slogan for a company that is essentially a gas delivery service.

Users download the app and sign up, listing the make and model of their vehicles along with the type of preferred fuel. Fuel is delivered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for users who agree to a $20 monthly fee and who have also gathered up three worker friends who can also use the service. The app’s artificial intelligence predicts when cars need refueling. All the driver needs to do is leave the key so the gas truck operator can refill the user's tank.

Yoshi claims members can save up to ten hours per year that they’d otherwise spend looking around for fuel and also save as much as $150 per year in gas costs.

Launched in San Francisco last year, Yoshi has also been operating in Nashville, Atlanta and Austin.

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