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License Plate Karma

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Wuggado?, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Wuggado?

    Wuggado? Member

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    So, I just received my license plates after taking delivery of the car on 06/04. In California, the standard plates follow the pattern:

    nXXXnnn

    It turns out my XXX is TMS (as in Tesla Model S). That should be easy enough to remember. I'm going to assume that Elon didn't pull strings to get TMS set aside for MS's. If not, it is a convenient coincidence.

    Wuggado?
     
  2. DrManhattan

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    Sweet. I'm always curious what plate I get, but I always get something crappy. I've always thought about getting a personalized plate to fool the pattern, and get a frame that partially obstructs the letters in case I want to do some crimes. Like 71NL70S so It looks like 7LNL705.
     
  3. Wuggado?

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    At least you will have a fast getaway car.
     
  4. mspohr

    mspohr Active Member

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    If you took factory delivery, you would get a plate with xATSxxx from Tesla.
     
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    I did take factory delivery. Maybe ATS filled up?
     
  6. mspohr

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    Probably.
    They may have had a batch of 1000 ATS plates and when those ran out came up with the TMS plates. Nice touch to the car.
     
  7. DrManhattan

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    Aw if I would have known that I would have tried to do a factory pickup! That would have been awesome.
     
  8. bmah

    bmah Obscure Member

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    You're saying that factory delivery gets some Tesla-themed license plates? That's not my experience...I did a factory delivery in May 2015 and my plates (received a few weeks later) have the letters "LRP" and that doesn't relate to anything I can think of.

    (What connection does the letters "ATS" have to Tesla? "ATS" is a Cadillac.)

    I would be willing to be proven wrong (happy even) but it really feels to me like the OP's plates are just a happy coincidence.

    Bruce.
     
  9. jf2go

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    Wow! I am in SoCal and also just received my new plates, and it is xTMSxxx. I wonder if it is a crazy coincidence, or something planned. I have actually ordered personalized plates, so I will have to give up the TMS plates.
     
  10. ZeroDarkSilver

    ZeroDarkSilver HEPA cleaning your atmosphere, you're welcome

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    You guys are joking, right?

    Plate numbers are like serial numbers, they just go up...the people who registered their cars 1,000 cars after yours got xTMTxxx, which stands for "Think, McFly, think!"
     
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    #11 jf2go, Jun 25, 2016
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    Yep, I thought that it was a pretty funny coincidence. Maybe the Model X guys should wait a bit longer for their orders to get in the TMX stream. :p
     
  12. mspohr

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    Well, it's not quite that simple. They ship batches to DMV offices. Each office hands them out at their own pace. I received 7ATSxxx from Tesla in Feb 2015 when other DMV offices were handing out 7Nxxxxx and later plates. I also met an owner who had a factory delivery a year earlier who also had a 7ATSxxx plate.
    I think Tesla procured a batch of 7ATSxxx plates and when they were gone got a batch of 7TMSxxx .
     
  13. cochese

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    Mine is SXE which my wife thinks is hilarious. I think it's fitting for the car, and I've seen at least one other model S locally from the same batch.
     

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