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Thought I'd document a bit of our electric journey and wanted to share it here. Will continue to add more write ups.



Chapter 1 - Jumping out of one lease and into another.

A while ago, my wife and I decided that our next car would have some level of electrification. Not a traditional hybrid, but either a plug-in hybrid-PHEV (which has some electric range) or a fully electric vehicle.

And then we entered Covid, where an opportunity presented itself to move that timetable up.

It’s been interesting to watch the automotive market during the pandemic. Yes, there was a huge hit to automotive sales in the beginning (March/April/May) as everything shut down, but the industry has bounced back considerably quickly, particularly in the luxury set. Automakers turned up incentives pretty quickly to try to sustain any sort of sales volume to help keep revenue rolling. It worked! Actually maybe too well. Inventories were soon pretty depleted across the industry, especially since suppliers and factories were finding it tougher to open back up to help replenish those inventories.

What does this have to do with our going electric? It has to do with our outgoing car. We had leased a 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i (that’s BMW speak for the 6-cylinder all-wheel drive X5) early last year. Typically, BMW leases are pretty aggressive, meaning they’re priced for a fairly low monthly payment, making them attractive to many shoppers. They do this in a multitude of ways (something we’ll deep dive into in a future post!) including boosting the lease end residual or forecasted resale value.



While nice for low lease payments, it can typically make jumping out a lease before the end financially difficult. There would typically be a big negative gap between the car’s trade in value and the payoff/buyout on the lease. However, low inventories, for new and used, started to lift values, as demand remained high.

I looked at our lease buyout value online and started to keep track of potential trade in values. While I could try to sell the X5 private party, that’s a bit involved. Could also look to transfer the lease to someone, but that could potentially take a while as well as that person needs to apply and get approved through BMW Financial. I thought if I could find a trade in value that wouldn’t be too negative, maybe we could swap out and get into something else.

At the same time, I started looking at… what could we get? We loved our X5 and BMW just released the 2021 X5 xDrive45e (again, BMW speak, this time for their new plug in hybrid). So we could keep something familiar and achieve our wish for electrification. The X5 PHEV has a pretty substantial 31 mile electric range, far above the current Volvo XC90 (just 18 miles) and the Lincoln Aviator PHEV (21 miles). Audi recently debuted a Q5 PHEV with 20 miles of range but it’s a bit tighter size wise than we’d want, more akin to the BMW X3 and Volvo XC60, which also have their respective plug ins.

After speaking with our BMW dealer, they indicated that the deal we got on our X5 would be hard to replicate on the new plug in. BMW wasn’t, at the time, providing any of the federal rebate pass through on the plug in lease as you typically see manufacturers do. So it would be a substantial payment bump to go into a new X5 PHEV. That didn’t really seem worth it.

In my research, I started to hear rumblings of some incredible lease deals on Audi e-trons. There were plenty of leftover 2019 model year e-trons, this is in September of 2020, when we typically see 2021 model year vehicles coming out. With my estimates and calculations, I figured that we could get a 2019 e-tron Prestige for LESS than our X5. This would be despite the nearly $10,000 higher sticker price on the e-tron than our X5. Making this possible was a full pass through from Audi Financial of the $7,500 federal tax credit to reduce the vehicle price, hefty potential marketing allowances that are available to dealers, as well as dealer discounts. So we had our target.

Emailed a number of local Audi dealers that had vehicles in stock in colors that we would be willing to take and laid out the deal we were looking for, basically a max discount offer with full pass through of the marketing allowance, additional dealer discounts, etc.

While waiting to hear back from that side of the equation, I got to work on firming up a potential sale/trade out of our 2019 X5. While in the past, CarMax was the only typical source for a consumer to be able to offload a car easily without having to buy a vehicle at the same time, there are now a multitude of options like Carvana, Vroom and even local dealers and national dealer groups that will provide offers on your potential vehicle sale. AutoNation has an easy online appraisal submittal, while 3rd party sites like KBB, TrueCar and Edmunds also allow you to shop your vehicle out to local dealers for bids. Through CarMax, our BMW dealer, Carvana and Vroom, I was able to secure at least one offer that was pretty close to a full buyout on our X5.

Back to the e-tron. One of the larger dealers near me hemmed and hawed a bit and in the end wasn’t willing to go that low on an e-tron deal. But one dealer a bit further out was quick in their communication and responses when I detailed my specific deal parameters. We had a deal! As one last element, knowing that dealers are generally in short supply of good clean used vehicles, asked if they’d match the top offer on our X5, so I could just do all the paperwork with one store, and also be able to drive there and drive the e-tron home without having to get my wife and daughter to come with. They confirmed a few items of the car through pics in text and confirmed that their sister BMW store would be able to match the offer. So that’s how we ended up being able to jump out of our X5 lease half way through it, with no negative gap to cover, and jump into a new (albeit 2019 model year) e-tron for a LOWER monthly payment. We also wouldn’t have to pay for premium grade gas anymore, which is starting to inch it’s way back up in price.

So that is our long story of how we made the jump to something electric. Coming up next... why not a Tesla?

 

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Inevitably, the elephant in the room when discussing getting an electric car is why not a Tesla?

Of course this makes sense, Tesla is by far and away the most popular selling electric car brand in the U.S. They’ve pushed the electric car envelope more than any other company to date. Tesla has made impressive stats around driving range, ludicrous acceleration, a direct retail model, technologies like over the air updates and their proprietary supercharging network.

But there are still many elements that keep me from getting a Tesla. Much has been documented about Tesla’s build quality and consistency, which leaves a lot to be desired, especially for their premium price points so I won’t dig more into that here. Tesla also lacks a number of general features that are becoming fairly commonplace on luxury cars and even some mainstream cars. Compared to our X5, we would lose ventilated front seats, we would lose massaging front seats, we would lose a 360 degree parking camera (although I believe this is eventually coming to the Tesla models, but maybe only with the pricey $10,000 Full Self Driving option). The Model Y and Model X don’t offer opening moonroofs and don’t have shades for their glass roofs.

One big element was also the lease price. A Model X Long Range Plus with the standard white paint, 5 Seat Configuration, has a price of $79,990. A 3 year lease with 10,000 miles per year, same as what we did on our e-tron, would be nearly $1,250 a month with no down payment (which, I wouldn’t recommend a down payment on any lease). Now, our e-tron Prestige had a sticker price of over $83,000 and the heavily discounted lease came out to less than half the monthly payment of the Model X.


Tesla Model X

In fact, our e-tron lease came just under where the lease on a Model Y would be. A Model Y Long Range, again with the standard white paint and 5 seat configuration would be just over $630 a month. And again, still missing much of the luxury and convenience features that we were able to retain in the e-tron. Yes we lose the 100+ miles of extra range and supercharger network, but as yet we don’t see the compelling need for either of those elements.


Tesla Model Y

The rest of the automotive industry is quickly launching their own electric vehicles like the Audi e-tron. Within the next 2-3 years we’ll see the Volvo XC40 Recharge, Polestar 2, Ford Mach-E, VW ID.4, NissanAriya, additional entrants from Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, BMW and Genesis as well as startups like Rivian (which just completed a real-world gauntlet in the Rebelle Rally), Lucid, Byton and numerous others. We think our lease on the e-tron will give us a great dip into the electric driving world, that allows us to retain a luxury car experience and help us bide our time while seeing what else comes out next. And who knows, maybe Tesla will turn a corner on their products as well.


XC40 Recharge


Polestar 2


Ford Mustang Mach-E


VW ID.4
 

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Great insights, especially regarding the cars coming down the line over the next year or so. Do the lease prices you mention include tax or require any kind of down payment? I still can’t believe how expensive the e-Tron was in the UK, with prices including VAT close to £80k with a decently spec’d car.
 

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Great insights, especially regarding the cars coming down the line over the next year or so. Do the lease prices you mention include tax or require any kind of down payment? I still can’t believe how expensive the e-Tron was in the UK, with prices including VAT close to £80k with a decently spec’d car.
The lease prices don't include taxes/fees. Just framed with minimal down on the Tesla (available directly on their website since they have fixed pricing). On our e-tron, the monthly isn't taxed either in our specific state, but we do have annual taxes that would bring up the effective payment, but this should be pretty close to apples to apples.

The e-tron has a pretty high sticker price in the U.S. as well, but Audi is still able to leverage the $7,500 federal tax credit and they also support it with gigantic (at least for the 2019's) incentives and marketing allowances.
 

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Going Electric Ch. 3 - Charge Me Up!

With the arrival of our fully electric Audi e-tron, I decided to look into what our charging options would be. The e-tron comes with a portable charging system as all EVs and PHEVs (plug in hybrid electric vehicles) tend to do. This one is pretty robust and comes with interchangeable dongles that can allow for a standard 120V household outlet or for an uplevel 240V outlet. It comes with a 15 foot cable, so it should reasonably be able to reach the car from an electrical outlet in your garage.


Audi’s portable charger can be fitted with level 1 (bottom) or level 2 (top) outlet dongles

Now, on a standard 120V, charging times can be LONG. Audi notes that a complete charge, from a fully depleted battery, could take upwards of 129 hours. That’s over 5 days! Now, most driving won’t leave you completely at or near 0, but if you were to drive it down low and then need to drive any significant mileage the next day, level 1 charging just isn’t going to cut it.

With a level 2 outlet and appropriate charging system set up, that same full charge could be done in just over 10 hours. I think access to daily level 2 charging at home absolutely opens up the possibilities for people to make the EV plunge, even with a vehicle with “just” over 200 miles of electric range, at least for 80 to 90% of daily driving needs. Level 2 allows you to top off every night if needed and you could start the day with full range capabilities.

Our set up:
We elected to get a dedicated charger for our garage. This would allow us to leave the portable charging system in the car for any emergency needs or if we were to go to a friend’s house and need a top off, etc.


Audi’s Portable Charger is just about the only thing that fits in the e-tron frunk

There are so many level 2 charging systems available on the market today. Many have numerous features, smartphone apps for connectivity and charge scheduling and even ties to public charging ecosystems. So be sure to see what features might be of interest or matter to you.

Some are hardwired systems that need to be tied directly into your electrical wiring, typically recommending a professional installation. Others are plug in based, where again, you may need an electrician to come install the appropriate outlet, but once you have that you would be able to plug in your charging unit, and even potentially take it with you should you move from that house. We opted for a plug in based system.

While lots of features and connectivity sound great, I didn’t see a ton of value in them. Most cars allow you to set charging parameters from within the car. And while most of the country tends to have differing electrical rates for peak/off-peak hours that would incentive charging during night time hours, Virginia actually doesn’t offer that at this time. We do still elect to move charging times to between 11 PM and 7 AM.

Prioritizing reliability and durability of the charger, my research kept me coming back to Clipper Creek. Clipper Creek is one of the original charging system companies in the country and all their reviews seemed very positive. We chose the HCS-50P, Plug-In 40 AMP unit. They all come with a 25 ft cable, which is the max allowed by electrical code. The only thing to note is that the length of cord from the charger box to your level 2 outlet is relatively short, so you’ll need to be cognizant of where your outlet is, or where you’re going to install your outlet.

Back to the outlet installation. Now, the Audi’s charge port is located closer to the front of the vehicle, alongside the front driver side quarter panel (for the 2019 model – the 2021 can have one on each side on the upper trim vehicles). So ideally we’d place the charger and outlet near the front of the garage. There’s no rhyme or reason to where electric cars and PHEVs place their respective charge ports. Some mount them on the front of the car, some on the driver side, some on the passenger side, some towards the rear of the vehicle. Teslas tend to be closer to the rear of the vehicle.

2019MY e-tron charge port is driver side only

Had we decided to install the outlet during the construction of our house a few years ago, we could have placed the outlet literally anywhere and they would have run the appropriate wiring behind the walls to do so. However, with our garage walls already finished off, we made the decision (mostly on cost) to have the outlet installed just along the electrical panel itself, which was located towards our garage door, or near where the rear of the vehicles are when you pull in. Bringing the necessary cabling to install the outlet in the front of the garage would have required either ripping into the walls or having a large conduit to be installed from the panel to the front of the garage. Luckily, the 25 foot cable would allow us to reach the charge port on the e-tron easily as long as we park on that same side of the garage.
The electricians we hired installed a new 50 AMP breaker to our electrical panel and ran the wiring to the NEMA 14-50 outlet just below the panel itself. They also took care of the necessary permitting with our county for the installation itself. With the outlet in place, we were able to easily mount our charging unit and get it plugged in within a matter of minutes.


NEMA 14-50 Outlet

Easy Plug In!

Clipper Creek Station Mounted and Plugged In!

Also, 30% of the cost (up to $1,000) of the charging system and installation of the outlet itself can be claimed for a federal tax credit, for any systems done before the end of 2020.

Charging up each night couldn’t be any easier and we can start each morning off with a full charge, eliminating any sort of range anxiety for 99% of our daily needs.

Amazon Link for the Clipper Creek Charger we bought
 

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Our 2019 Audi e-tron Prestige has now been with us nearly 3 months and almost 2,000 miles. Overall mileage hasn’t been as high during Covid, like many people, but we’ve still been able to put it through some daily life paces and adjust to life with our first electric vehicle. No dealer visits or problems to fix so far. knock on wood

Likes:
Smooth
– The acceleration and drive experience is ultimately butter smooth. There are no stepped gears like a traditional transmission, but also none of the engine whine or groan that is associated with continuously variable transmissions like the ones typically found in hybrids. The e-tron also comes standard with an air suspension, which helps quell the ride, despite our vehicle having massive 21″ wheels.
Quiet – This is a bit of an extension from the above, as there’s no combustion engine to create a racket. But our e-tron has the Prestige package, which adds more laminated glass for the side windows. Minimal noise inside as even trucks pass by on the sides.
Massage – Yes!! We first had massaging seats on our BMW X5 and it has quickly become a family favorite feature. Yes, we’re a bit spoiled. The massage in the e-tron seems to have a higher intensity than the system in the X5 with more specific pressure points that inflate/deflate. Although, the e-tron massage elements are only on the seat back, and not in the seat bottom cushions as they were in the BMW.

Massage – Quickly activated via the center button on the lumbar control

Wireless CarPlay – Yes, our BMW had this as well, but the system in the e-tron has been much more responsive and stable in terms of connecting and maintaining the connection with the phone. And once you have a car with wireless connectivity, it makes it harder to going back to plugging in your lightning/USB cable each time you get in the car. No wireless connection for Android users (same as the BMW). Wireless connectivity is rapidly spreading throughout the industry, even the new Chevrolet Trailblazer offers it!

Range – Yes, a lot of people point to the e-tron and it’s “only” 204 miles of electric range as a nail in the coffin of the Audi EV. And yes, it’s a far cry from the ~300 – 400 by some other EV’s out there. But, in our usage, and with our ability to level 2 charge at home and potentially top off every night, the range is absolutely not an issue. Even with mini weekend treks further out for a winery or hike/park, we haven’t encountered any true range anxiety. We can essentially start each day with the full 200+ miles of range if we choose to. Unless we need to drive 100 miles somewhere and turn around and come right back, this level of electric range is perfectly suited for urban living. Also helpful is that the estimated range remaining seems to be pretty accurate/slightly conservative with the distance driven, even with highways stints.


Made it out to our favorite pumpkin patch in the Fall. Used air suspension to lift for extra clearance.


Dislikes:
Roll-Back
: This isn’t a Walmart pricing point, but the e-tron can roll backwards when on an incline. Audi elected to not give the e-tron a “creep” function, which, in a normal gas vehicle is when the car will creep forward as soon as you let your foot off the brake. In the e-tron, you need to physically get on the accelerator for the car to move forward. There is a brake hold function that can hold the vehicle in place, but if you were to say coast to a stop without touching the brakes on an uphill (think rolling stop), the car can roll backwards. Now, the car will beep at you, kick on the backup cameras, and try to mitigate the roll-back, but it can still be a bit disconcerting the first time. So, be aware, turn the brake hold function on, and be sure to use the brake pedal to engage the system when needed.

No Auto Parking: The e-tron has a good surround view parking camera and parking sensors front and rear, but for all the tech and convenience items it does have, it doesn’t offer up automated parking assist. This is a fairly common feature in lots of cars today, including a Ford Escape. Luckily the parking cameras do nearly make up for it. There are nearly limitless views to choose from to help align your parking job.

No Tonneau Cover: While the Sportback version does come with a cargo shade element built in, the non-Sportback e-tron lacks a standard cargo cover/tonneau cover. Audi does sell one as an accessory(for $330) through the dealer, but it seems a bit nickel and dime’y for a $70,000+ vehicle. Would be nice to have a way to hide away cargo from prying eyes.

May need to shell out some $$ for the accessory cargo cover.

Tiny Frunk: Now, part of the above issue might be addressed by stashing precious cargo in the front trunk, or frunk, which is increasingly seen as a unique EV feature. Unfortunately the e-tron has a pretty minimal frunk, shallow and small, nothing like what is seen on the Teslas or even the new Ford Mach-E. Frunk is also only openable via the pull lever from near the driver’s feet anyways, so it’s not like it’s readily accessible. Can’t open it via the key fob or app.

Frunk is a bit lacking for storage needs beyond the portable charge cable.

No Specific Tire Pressure Readout: It seems like just about every car on the road today now offers detailed tire pressure monitoring, that can provide the specific air pressure of each tire on the car. The e-tron leaves this out, allowing only for a warning if it determines there’s a change from a set baseline of tire pressures. I don’t believe it can tell you which tire has an issue when one does drop or become low.

Overall, we are still quite pleased with our e-tronning at this point. Pretty much sold that we’ll continue to have an electric vehicle in the garage from here on out. It’s smooth, well-built, comfortable and offers us nearly everything you could want in a modern luxury vehicle. We haven’t tried any long distance driving yet due to Covid, but will try to comment on public charging and long distance when we do get to. We’ll check back in next milestone/quarter. If there’s anything we’ve missed or you’d like us to go into more detail on, let us know!
 

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Our 2019 Audi e-tron Prestige has now been with us nearly 3 months and almost 2,000 miles. Overall mileage hasn’t been as high during Covid, like many people, but we’ve still been able to put it through some daily life paces and adjust to life with our first electric vehicle. No dealer visits or problems to fix so far. knock on wood

Likes:
Smooth
– The acceleration and drive experience is ultimately butter smooth. There are no stepped gears like a traditional transmission, but also none of the engine whine or groan that is associated with continuously variable transmissions like the ones typically found in hybrids. The e-tron also comes standard with an air suspension, which helps quell the ride, despite our vehicle having massive 21″ wheels.
Quiet – This is a bit of an extension from the above, as there’s no combustion engine to create a racket. But our e-tron has the Prestige package, which adds more laminated glass for the side windows. Minimal noise inside as even trucks pass by on the sides.
Massage – Yes!! We first had massaging seats on our BMW X5 and it has quickly become a family favorite feature. Yes, we’re a bit spoiled. The massage in the e-tron seems to have a higher intensity than the system in the X5 with more specific pressure points that inflate/deflate. Although, the e-tron massage elements are only on the seat back, and not in the seat bottom cushions as they were in the BMW.

Massage – Quickly activated via the center button on the lumbar control

Wireless CarPlay – Yes, our BMW had this as well, but the system in the e-tron has been much more responsive and stable in terms of connecting and maintaining the connection with the phone. And once you have a car with wireless connectivity, it makes it harder to going back to plugging in your lightning/USB cable each time you get in the car. No wireless connection for Android users (same as the BMW). Wireless connectivity is rapidly spreading throughout the industry, even the new Chevrolet Trailblazer offers it!

Range – Yes, a lot of people point to the e-tron and it’s “only” 204 miles of electric range as a nail in the coffin of the Audi EV. And yes, it’s a far cry from the ~300 – 400 by some other EV’s out there. But, in our usage, and with our ability to level 2 charge at home and potentially top off every night, the range is absolutely not an issue. Even with mini weekend treks further out for a winery or hike/park, we haven’t encountered any true range anxiety. We can essentially start each day with the full 200+ miles of range if we choose to. Unless we need to drive 100 miles somewhere and turn around and come right back, this level of electric range is perfectly suited for urban living. Also helpful is that the estimated range remaining seems to be pretty accurate/slightly conservative with the distance driven, even with highways stints.


Made it out to our favorite pumpkin patch in the Fall. Used air suspension to lift for extra clearance.


Dislikes:
Roll-Back
: This isn’t a Walmart pricing point, but the e-tron can roll backwards when on an incline. Audi elected to not give the e-tron a “creep” function, which, in a normal gas vehicle is when the car will creep forward as soon as you let your foot off the brake. In the e-tron, you need to physically get on the accelerator for the car to move forward. There is a brake hold function that can hold the vehicle in place, but if you were to say coast to a stop without touching the brakes on an uphill (think rolling stop), the car can roll backwards. Now, the car will beep at you, kick on the backup cameras, and try to mitigate the roll-back, but it can still be a bit disconcerting the first time. So, be aware, turn the brake hold function on, and be sure to use the brake pedal to engage the system when needed.

No Auto Parking: The e-tron has a good surround view parking camera and parking sensors front and rear, but for all the tech and convenience items it does have, it doesn’t offer up automated parking assist. This is a fairly common feature in lots of cars today, including a Ford Escape. Luckily the parking cameras do nearly make up for it. There are nearly limitless views to choose from to help align your parking job.

No Tonneau Cover: While the Sportback version does come with a cargo shade element built in, the non-Sportback e-tron lacks a standard cargo cover/tonneau cover. Audi does sell one as an accessory(for $330) through the dealer, but it seems a bit nickel and dime’y for a $70,000+ vehicle. Would be nice to have a way to hide away cargo from prying eyes.

May need to shell out some $$ for the accessory cargo cover.

Tiny Frunk: Now, part of the above issue might be addressed by stashing precious cargo in the front trunk, or frunk, which is increasingly seen as a unique EV feature. Unfortunately the e-tron has a pretty minimal frunk, shallow and small, nothing like what is seen on the Teslas or even the new Ford Mach-E. Frunk is also only openable via the pull lever from near the driver’s feet anyways, so it’s not like it’s readily accessible. Can’t open it via the key fob or app.

Frunk is a bit lacking for storage needs beyond the portable charge cable.

No Specific Tire Pressure Readout: It seems like just about every car on the road today now offers detailed tire pressure monitoring, that can provide the specific air pressure of each tire on the car. The e-tron leaves this out, allowing only for a warning if it determines there’s a change from a set baseline of tire pressures. I don’t believe it can tell you which tire has an issue when one does drop or become low.

Overall, we are still quite pleased with our e-tronning at this point. Pretty much sold that we’ll continue to have an electric vehicle in the garage from here on out. It’s smooth, well-built, comfortable and offers us nearly everything you could want in a modern luxury vehicle. We haven’t tried any long distance driving yet due to Covid, but will try to comment on public charging and long distance when we do get to. We’ll check back in next milestone/quarter. If there’s anything we’ve missed or you’d like us to go into more detail on, let us know!
Thanks for the update. Just got my 2021 Sportback Prestige and you helped me in discovering the quick access to the seat massage feature. Loving mine so far.
 

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Thanks for the update. Just got my 2021 Sportback Prestige and you helped me in discovering the quick access to the seat massage feature. Loving mine so far.
Nice, just drove a new Sportback, loved it, felt a little smoother than our 2019. Could be in my head though.
 

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Thanks for the journal update @Carsplain we're certainly having the same experience here with our etron in this pandemic.

It's surprising that the cargo/tonneau didn't come with your model. I thought all e-trons had them as standard (this is the case in the UK). Is there a chance this was missing when you collected it, a dealer issue perhaps?

Also the park-assist is available here in the UK either as standard or as a subscription add-on via the MyAudi app. Is it available in the US in this way?
 

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Thanks for the journal update @Carsplain we're certainly having the same experience here with our etron in this pandemic.

It's surprising that the cargo/tonneau didn't come with your model. I thought all e-trons had them as standard (this is the case in the UK). Is there a chance this was missing when you collected it, a dealer issue perhaps?

Also the park-assist is available here in the UK either as standard or as a subscription add-on via the MyAudi app. Is it available in the US in this way?
Unfortunately it does seem the cargo cover is just an accessory for the U.S. I also don't see park assist as available on the U.S. units. I don't see anything about it in our MyAudi app either. The U.S. market hasn't really figured out if they can get away with subscription features. We have parking sensors, and the 360 camera with 3D view, etc, but no automated parking. Not a big deal for me, but my wife did come to like it in our X5 that we traded in on this.
 
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