ExxonMobil Invests in Mobile Car Care Service
Feb. 8, 2018—ExxonMobil announced today it has invested into Yoshi Inc., a Silicon Valley startup offering on-demand fuel delivery and vehicle care service.
Yoshi Inc. provides a mobile one-stop-shop vehicle care service, bringing fuel-ups, oil changes and car washes direct to the consumer. Customers can schedule gas deliveries and other services directly from their smartphones or computers.
Mobile repair services have gained traction over the past few years, especially with Tesla looking to ensure “24-hour service” through the Tesla Mobile Service. After the automaker rolled out its long awaited Model 3, Tesla made it clear mobile service will be a huge part of its pitch to drivers, as the company announced it was adding 350 mobile units and 1,400 technicians in July.
Yoshi's subscription-based service is currently available to customers in Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, and Yoshi Inc. is planning to expand to 25 major U.S. cities with support from investors.
“The on-demand economy is changing nearly every aspect of our everyday lives, including consumer expectations about the way fuels and lubricants are purchased, delivered and used,” said Adam Wariner, Fuels and Lubricants Innovation Manager. “We believe the simplicity and convenience of this direct-to-vehicle care service will attract new customers to Exxon and Mobil branded products.”