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Emissions testing on a Tesla in Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by glhs272, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. glhs272

    glhs272 Unnamed plug faced villian

    Aug 21, 2013
    Burlington, WI
    So I got my annual plate renewal for my Tesla. However, it said that in order to renew my plates I have to have it emissions tested first. Huh? I tried to renew online and no-go. Emissions test required.

    I called the DMV. As soon as I mentioned Tesla the woman on the phone immediately knew what the issue was. They said that their system doesn't recognize small manufacturers VIN numbers like Tesla. They have to manually go through and adjust your car's information in their system to recognize it as an electric car. Once that is done you can immediately renew your plates and won't have the same trouble in the future years.

    So I am making this post for anyone who has gotten the same message from the DMV in Wisconsin. You don't actually have to go get emissions tested. You just need to call them and fix their data in the system.
  2. tomsModelS

    tomsModelS Member

    Apr 25, 2015
    Indian River, Michigan
    Shoulda just gone to the testing facility, then step back and watch
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  3. mrElbe

    mrElbe Active Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Stouffville, ON Canada
    They might just shove the exhaust probe up your rear end.
  4. OlderThanDirt

    OlderThanDirt Member

    Apr 19, 2015
    Two Rivers, WI
    Your regestering agent forgot to add the code to excuse your car from emissions testing. When I registered mine the agent was very diligent to make sure he had it correct.

    I'm sure it can be still added.
  5. Suzzijacuzzi

    Suzzijacuzzi New Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    HI @glhs272 Is this still an issues that you are aware of? I am in the middle of purchasing my tesla and having it shipped to Chicago then register in WI but I travel a LOT and cannot come back to deal with emissions

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