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Texas Tesla Vehicle Registration (Online) Renewal Issue and Block


New Member
Jan 28, 2020
Fort Worth, Texas
So my 2018 Tesla Model 3's Texas vehicle registration renewal came in the mail. I renewed online last year with no problems. But this year, there is a block on the Tesla for Emissions Program Non-Compliance since Tesla's only get the safety portion of the inspection done yearly. Basically, there's a block on the Tesla because it's non-compliant on not emitting toxic gas. Wtf?

The only way to get the block removed is to go in person for renewal, even though, I have my safety inspection done this year and it is visible online.

So 2019 is fine for online, but 2020 isn't? Texas DMV either screwed me over or is screwing Teslas now or soon.

I want my $1 for renewing online back, and my convenience back. (I know the government won't do that.)


Single pedal driver
Oct 3, 2014
I renewed online without issue, just in a different county but that shouldn't make a difference.
Maybe your inspection place messed up?

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