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Private Number Plate option on My Tesla

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Jayc, May 30, 2016.

  1. Jayc

    Jayc Member

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    I can see there is an option appearing on My Tesla order page to pick whether or not we intend to use a private number plate and it defaults to No i.e. not a private plate.

    Anyone know why they are asking? It would seem like a good question to ask at the point of registering the car rather than now.
     
  2. plankeye

    plankeye That Vegan EV Guy

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    I don't have that on mine.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    This is speculation: They are asking whether you want one the special plates that some states offer. If you do then you'll just get a temporary plate, if you don't then the car will have it's license plate when you pick it up.

    This would only be applicable is some states. It's 100% sure it won't be seen in Texas.

    No clue about what would happen in the U.K.
     
  4. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    I don't have that on mine here in Germany either.
    Can anyone else from the UK confirm that finding?
     
  5. nexsuperne101

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    Yes, I did, and I have ticked yes. Perhaps we will get a very slight discount on the now not needed age related plates.
     
  6. vjason

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    Hmm, in NC the dealer simply fills out a form to transfer plates, so I'm assuming there is a similar option to register custom ones (at least for NC)

    Thanks for reminding me to check this out. I've already ordered my custom plates (T3SLA//3) that will live on my Prius until the 3 arrives. I didn't think I'd have to request something ahead of time so that the dealer doesn't issue me temps (with the plate transfer you move the tags immediately).
     
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    butchmank9 Member

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    I ordered (Tesla M3) on mine personal plates. Can't wait to get my M3.
     
  8. Jason Bourne

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    I have a personalized plate ready to go when I get my car, but my mytesla.com account has no option to indicate so.
     
  9. WileyTheMan

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    Must be a localized thing. While California offers custom plates, you never get the actual plate or number on delivery. I don't have that option on my page.
     
  10. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Don't have it here.
     
  11. jsrawa

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    Don't have it here either.
     
  12. djplong

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    In the UK, plates go with your car, not with you.

    An example of this was shown on the show "Top Gear" when the hosts had to explain that one of the cars they bought to use in a special in Argentina had it's plates since it's manufacture. The plates were thought to be a reference to the Falkland Islands War and some local Argentinians basically rioted and tried to destroy the cars when Top Gear came through an area. From that, I took that plates generally stick with the car through the life of the car, regardless of owner.

    For our UK friends: Here in the US, we go down to a local office to register our cars and get our plates then. When buying from a dealership, you generally get temporary plates to drive home (they can be good for up to 30 days, depending on the state) so that you can then do whatever you need to do at the local DMV or town hall to get your 'permanent' plates.
     
  13. JeffK

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    BS. That has Clarkson written all over it. He likes to rile people up.
     

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