Leave the Fueling to Them
While it might seem as though Silicon Valley is all about Tesla Model S or X, electric vehicles both, or even the tiny little Google car that is without a gasoline fuel filler door (because it is electric, too). But apparently there are more than a few gasoline powered cars out in places like Palo Alto and Menlo Park because a new on-demand gasoline delivery start-up has launched.
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While it might seem as though Silicon Valley is all about Tesla Model S or X, electric vehicles both, or even the tiny little Google car that is without a gasoline fuel filler door (because it is electric, too).
But apparently there are more than a few gasoline powered cars out in places like Palo Alto and Menlo Park because a new on-demand gasoline delivery start-up has launched.
That’s right: use an app on your Apple phone (Android drivers will get their app in the spring) and a WeFuel delivery truck will arrive within 30 minutes to fuel your car.
Explained co-founder and CEO Ale Donzis, "Technology has transformed our lives, but we are buying gas the same way we did more than 100 years ago. A new level of convenience is long overdue, but creating a connected platform to replace the gas station in a safe, secure and scalable fashion is not trivial. Our solution, which is executed perfectly from the start, features the highest standards for safety and customer service."
This isn’t like the AAA guy coming with some fuel after your car has run out of gas on the side of the road. This is sort of like pizza delivery.
At this point, you have to be with your vehicle. But they’re working on “WeFuel Driveo,” which is described as a “proprietary internet-enabled device that will allow a WeFuel technician to refuel any vehicle without the owner being present.”
It will locate your car, determine the amount of required fuel, pop the fuel hatch, and when you return to your vehicle, it is fueled and ready to roll.
Of course, by having your gasoline delivered to you means that you miss out on things like those hotdogs endlessly rotating under lights for days on end or burnt coffee.
While it is unlikely that they’ll have leathery wieners on offer, they do to plan to have “common convenience store products including snacks” on its app menu by later this year.
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