Our home delivery obsession has gone to another level with the launch of HaloGo, which is like Uber Eats for your car.
As well as the obvious convenience, it could be the solution to the parenting dilemma of whether to leave kids alone in the car while paying for petrol.
HaloGo, an on-demand petrol delivery service, will begin in March.
The petrol price will be determined by the average cost of the eight nearest service stations, plus a $8.50 delivery fee.
Motorists will order petrol on the app, leave their car’s petrol flap ajar and a driver will send a mobile notification when the tank is full.
The brains behind the concept is inner west Sydney mother-of-three Brigid Shute, 45.
“There’s a genuine concern about leaving kids in a car unattended,” she said.
“The law says you can, provided it’s reasonable and you can still observe them, but it’s still a stressful decision for parents.
“If they’re asleep, you have to decide whether to wake them up and take them in to pay or crack a window and leave them by themselves.”
According to Ms Shute, home delivered petrol will also save parents from being nagged for unhealthy treats displayed at children’s eye-level in service stations.
HaloGo will exclusively distribute Vortex petrol from Caltex, including Vortex Premium 95, Vortex Premium 98 and Vortex Premium Diesel.
Ms Shute has spent years working with the National Measurement Institute — the authority tasked with ensuring retailers maintain the accuracy of measurement devices — to make sure HaloGo’s mobile bowsers accurately account for every last drop.
“We can’t pull up and pour a jerry can in because it wouldn’t be accurate enough,” Ms Shute said.
“We are judged to the same standards as service station, so what we’re charging customers for is the exact amount of petrol we put in car.”
The company also had to satisfy the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and SafeWork NSW, which is why delivery drivers have police checks and drivers licences for transporting dangerous goods.
HaloGo will launch in Melbourne on Thursday, where it will tests its system.
Extracted from Herald Sun