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What type of plates do you have?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Tozla, Mar 8, 2017.

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What type of plates do you have?

  1. Slimline Front and Back

    77.8%
  2. Standard Front and Bank

    11.1%
  3. Slimline Front and Standard Back

    11.1%
  4. Other combination or type (Please Specify)

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  1. Tozla

    Tozla Member

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    I currently have both slimline and standard plates that I can use for my Model X coming in May. I'm pretty sure I will go with the slimline front and back combination. I'm still tossing up whether I go with a standard size plate on the back but I think I need to see them in the flesh to see the aesthetics of it.

    So what combination do you guys have? Feel free to share pictures of the front and back if you like.
     
  2. maho41

    maho41 New Member

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    My MX won't arrive until May but already selected the slimline for the front and back. Might reconsider the back one though but would need to see it first.
     
  3. essmd

    essmd Phantom X

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    So you cool Aussies.... I presume the slimline is like this...


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    while the standard ones are like this...???

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    Or am I way off???

    When I visited 30 years ago, I started in Cannes (dove the GBR), traveled down the coast and left from Brisbane...

    Looks like I missed the "civilized" part where all the Superchargers are currently located.

    In the U.S., we only have one size, but the customization is fun...

    License Plates.jpg
     
  4. Tozla

    Tozla Member

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    Here is a picture off Google Image Search. Standard are roughly the same size as your plates and slimline are thinner.

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  5. MDK

    MDK Aussie Member

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    I have slimline front and back, which is also how they are delivered in VIC if you don't supply your own plates.

    I recently had a browse through the Spotted Thread to get an idea of what each plate type looks like on the car before ordering custom plates.

    Here's a Model X with slimline rear plate and here's a Model X with full size rear plate
     
  6. Tozla

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  7. essmd

    essmd Phantom X

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    Cool, what is the max number of characters you can have for personalized plates? What is the cost?

    In Texas, I can get 7 characters plus a star, heart or Texas emblem, cost is up to $100/year for personalized.
     
  8. MDK

    MDK Aussie Member

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    Standard are ~370mm by ~130mm whereas slimline are ~370mm by ~100mm

    They do vary by a few mm between states - in WA they're 372x134 and 372x100, in TAS they're 370x130 and 370x100(and they only supply one slimline plate) and in VIC the slimlines are 100mm high but the width depends on the number of characters on the plate

    American plates are 12" by 6" or 305mm x 152mm so they're shorter and taller than even our standard plates.
    These can optionally be ordered in Victoria as well.
     
  9. essmd

    essmd Phantom X

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    I much prefer your plate dimensions, either format... probably cause I can get it here

    With the cost of gas in Australia almost twice the price in the U.S., I suspect that is a significant push for EVs there.
     
  10. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    My 85KWH plates cost AUD$109 per year as they are classed as just letters and numbers.
     
  11. MDK

    MDK Aussie Member

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    It would be, except there are no government incentives and the vast majority of manufacturers refuse to bring their EVs to Australia until that changes, meaning the only (new) EVs for sale here right now are the BMW i3, the Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model X - and a handful of short range plug-in hybrids.

    In addition there's a Luxury Car Tax that results in the i3 and Teslas being ridiculously expensive, so nobody buys an EV for the fuel savings alone (it would take decades to pay off)
     

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