To keep vehicles moving in the safest, most efficient, and planet-friendly way possible, while delivering unparalleled customer service.
We believe that the automotive industry will change more in the next 5 years than it has in the last 50. And to allow that, the infrastructure required to fuel and service vehicles must transform as well. The gas station was invented in 1910 and looks similar now to as it did then. Traditional lube and mechanic shops are not far behind. The total spend for all fuel and maintenance more than doubles the cost of ownership of a vehicle over its lifetime, so the impact at stake is huge. We want to keep vehicles moving in the safest, most efficient, and planet-friendly way possible.
Yoshi is already operating in six states, with aggressive expansion plans in 2018 to more than quadruple this coverage. Most of our customers are individual commuters who use Yoshi to service their vehicle on a weekly basis while it’s parked at work so that they don’t have to think about gas, oil changes, tire pressure, or any form of routine maintenance. Many corporations across the country have begun offering Yoshi service to their employees, and it has been voted the #1 perk at the office, ahead of free coffee. Yoshi also works with fleets of many sizes, from rental-car companies, to shipping and logistics providers, to local couriers, and even a couple shipyards.
Bryan Frist, Dan Hunter, and Nick Alexander started Yoshi in 2015 after a personal experience that highlighted the need for a better alternative to driving to the pump every week. Yoshi participated in the Y Combinator accelerator in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco.