Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Mounting Slim License Plates

FetzCo

Member
Aug 2, 2016
55
5
WA
Hey All

Expecting delivery of a Model S in Nov (Perth).

They said the company that registers the car here for them can only fit the standard size WA plate (same as the rest of Aus).

I have ordered a slim-line plate for the front (372mmx100mm) and regular size for the back (372mmx134mm)

Has anyone mounted a slim plate for the front on a new faced Model S? Was their any particular brand you used for the covers?

Cheers,
 

EcoCloudIT

Active Member
Aug 24, 2015
1,149
412
Melbourne, VIC
I've not as I have the original shape however I notice the mounting point puts the plate really low which on a slim line, in my opinion, looks very odd/unattractive.

I'd be mounting it slightly higher so is a bit more centred, I've seen a few photos of U.S. Tesla lime this, also kind of like how the do it on the Porches....
 

paulp

Active Member
Jul 23, 2015
2,675
1,215
Adelaide, Australia
I have slimline plates but at my request no cover or frame. Old style front, however tesla mounted them onto a perfectly sized back plate. Best ask tesla for help. In my experience your delivery person will be very helpful if you ask.
Mine were in adelaide where it is also a 3rd party doing the rego. I arranged the personal plates beforehand (with tesla's knowledge) so they had no choice but fit them.
 
  • Like
Reactions: FetzCo

FetzCo

Member
Aug 2, 2016
55
5
WA
I have slimline plates but at my request no cover or frame. Old style front, however tesla mounted them onto a perfectly sized back plate. Best ask tesla for help. In my experience your delivery person will be very helpful if you ask.
Mine were in adelaide where it is also a 3rd party doing the rego. I arranged the personal plates beforehand (with tesla's knowledge) so they had no choice but fit them.

Hi Paul

Would you be comfortable messaging me a picture of the back plate /plate they gave you? Tesla aren't saying they can provide anything other than the standard plate fit at this stage. It would be very much appreciated, as I will most likely need to source a similar back plate for the slim plate
 

FetzCo

Member
Aug 2, 2016
55
5
WA
I had slimline front and back and Tesla fitted them on pick up. They provided the cover for the plate also. All looks great. I'd talk to Tesla direct if I was you.

Hi Xwing, also wondering if you could send an image to me? Thank you
 

Xwing

Member
Dec 29, 2015
102
18
Melbourne Victoria Australia
Hi Xwing, also wondering if you could send an image to me? Thank you
Hey Fetz I won't be with the car again until the weekend so can't really help you out with a pic of the back plate. Have you spoken to James in Melbourne? I'm sure he will provide you with all the details of what they are using. I'm surprised that Tesla can't provide you with one. If you are still looking for details by the weekend hit me up for whatever you need.
 

FetzCo

Member
Aug 2, 2016
55
5
WA
Hey Fetz I won't be with the car again until the weekend so can't really help you out with a pic of the back plate. Have you spoken to James in Melbourne? I'm sure he will provide you with all the details of what they are using. I'm surprised that Tesla can't provide you with one. If you are still looking for details by the weekend hit me up for whatever you need.
Thanks for your reply, If you get a chance on the weekend -I'd be very grateful for an image. I want to send it to the people and ask them for the same thing - I will make sure I blur any plates if I send it to anyone.
 

paulp

Active Member
Jul 23, 2015
2,675
1,215
Adelaide, Australia
Here it is, complete with tesla screws that clearly are not enjoying salt air
IMG_1480.JPG
 
  • Helpful
Reactions: championi

FetzCo

Member
Aug 2, 2016
55
5
WA
Got a response from Owen @ Tesla about the backing plate ;S

The backing plate for license plates comes standard on all Model S, it's a plastic surface for number plates to be drilled into. In regards to plate choices for WA we can only supply and fit standard plates as we use a third party register and that is all they can provide. In other states we can organise the fitting of personalised plates but not in WA unfortunately.
 

FetzCo

Member
Aug 2, 2016
55
5
WA
Update: according to Tesla all the cars come with the same front backing plate for the license plate and you can mount a normal size or slim size on there. When I get the car in a few weeks we'll see if it works..
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top