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Anyone transferred your license plate?

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Chas F, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Chas F

    Chas F Model S 60kWh #P6396

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    Have any of you that have taken delivery transferred your current license plate vs getting a temp? If so, what is the process? What is Tesla's role in the transfer?
     
  2. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    I did this, and at least in PA it was something I did myself. I did it at the same time I registered and titled in PA. Tesla asked up front if I already had plates, and said if I did the plates would be my responsibility. But they ended up not providing anything but the MCO/MSO, Bill of Sale and temp CA registration.
     
  3. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    #3 Larry Chanin, Jan 19, 2013
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    Hi Charles,

    This might be something to discuss with your delivery specialist or Tesla for the best approach.

    In my case I already had a vanity plate on my old car that I wanted tranferred to my Model S. Tesla handled this for me and provided the new registration. However, the problem is that once the car is delivered and you physically transfer the plates to your Model S you don't have a plate for your old car. Tesla isn't allowed to issue temporary plates for cars they didn't sell.

    So the best approach might be to simply have Tesla provide temporary plates and registration for the Model S and then you can go down to your Motor Vehicle office and transfer the plates from your existing car to the Model S and get a new plate and registration for your old car.

    Larry
     
  4. Chas F

    Chas F Model S 60kWh #P6396

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    Thanks Larry. Sounds like a plan.
     
  5. rogbmw

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    I just sold my BMW, and was just notified that the S is in the final phases of post production checkups. I told them I have a tag to transfer, so we will see how it goes.
     
  6. DavidM

    DavidM P2624, Delivered

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    I'm starting to believe that everybody gets a temp tag as default. What happens next is unpredictable. I told Tesla I was transferring a vanity plate off a car I sold before delivery. I gave them all the info in advance. I'm on my second set of temp tags, and my vanity plate is collecting dust. Stay tuned.
     
  7. ClearwaterBchSteve

    ClearwaterBchSteve P445 / VIN 1794

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    I'm on the second set of temp tags as well. I can't transfer the plate of my current car because I will have it for two more months. I have a vanity plate on that car, but I want something more appropriate for the Model S and can't do anything until the real plates come :frown:
     
  8. ORB

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    Just finished plate swap in CA

    Hello all,

    I had California DMV transfer the vanity plates from my old car (which I'm keeping) to my new Model S, this required filling out a special interest plate disposition form. DMV required that new plates be assigned to my old car - another form to fill out (for replacement plates) instead of just reusing the ones that the 'S came with (i.e. those which originated from Tesla's DMV registration at delivery). This all happened during one (long) office visit today.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Oliver
     

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