Vanity Plates?

Vanity Plates?

Hey folks,
I'm a first-time poster, but a long-time lurker.

I just ordered vanity plates for my Sig and thought I'd start a thread to see what other folks have gotten.
After much deliberation, I got "HC FREE" (California).

I've never had vanity plates before, but as an early adopter, I'm voting with my dollar (ok, many dollars). I want to spread the word for Tesla and electric cars in general, and I figure a vanity plate is a good way to introduce the driving public to an option they may not be aware of. "Hey, that there Aston-Martin is hydrocarbon free! - oh wait, what's a Tesla?"

- Dean

PS: I tried to get "AC 4 ME" but that became unavailable while I was in the process of checking out. If whoever got that is on this forum, you would have missed out if you were a minute slower ;)

s_curve | February 26, 2013

UNPLUGD in Virginia. It has a double-meaning for me too. Think Neo unplugging from 'The Matrix' (of gas and oil).

jackhub | February 26, 2013

I guess I'm kind of dull. I got Tesla-S.

AJC | February 26, 2013

My personalized plates have been with me since the late 1960s, on a half-dozen different cars. My Orange County California town is Tustin, and because I was Mayor in 1968 through 1972, the DMV issued me TUSTIN. Not much competition, since those were the the first years of the personalized plates program.
On my Civic hybrid, the frame read "Hybrid means never having to plug it in". Of course with the Model S, that would no longer do.

Take a look at

The frame now reads: "Watt makes A.J.'s
S-Car-Go !"

What? So I like puns. So sue me.

RacerX | February 26, 2013

Take a look at

The frame now reads: "Watt makes A.J.'s
S-Car-Go !"

Hey AJC nice photos of a proud ear to ear smiling Model S owner.
Where did you get your frame made?

rebeccap88 | February 26, 2013

@geekev: I can appreciate those, but the world may never be ready for such geekery :) I'm having second thoughts about GAS404. I'd rather be talking about my Tesla than explaining my plate!

jbunn | February 26, 2013

I like gas 404!

I was considering THXELON

Brian H | February 26, 2013

But the S-Car-Go is no snail! Bordering on insulting your own ride, there. >;p

Carefree | February 27, 2013

I just got approved in Arizona for MYTESLA - I decided to keep it simple:-)

kickgas | February 27, 2013

In Va I'm waiting for K1CK GAS

rebeccap88 | February 27, 2013

@jbunn: You're the first to mention THXELON. I think it's pretty cool. Better reserve it quick!
@Brian H: Where I was going with GAS404 is if anyone is looking for gas in my car, they get a 404 msg. I work in IT so many people at my job should understand it.

Brian H | February 27, 2013

I'm afraid they'll understand it to mean that you burn so much you're always running out!

rebeccap88 | February 27, 2013

@BrianH: Lol perhaps! What's yours, btw? Are you going to get one?

nickjhowe | February 28, 2013

Just reserved KICK G4S. Should get it in a few weeks.

kalel65 | March 15, 2013

Just got approval for mine in NJ: WATTZUP (s was taken)

Hogfighter | March 15, 2013

Just got mine on my all-black P85.....BATT MBL.

kevonandmarion | March 15, 2013


Environment in German

wheatcraft | March 15, 2013

Here is a pic of my brand new MS, with my Nevada ZRO GAS plate!

EJH | March 15, 2013

I am one of the "waiting for red" P85 soon to be owners, but ordered and picked up plates last October in Toronto: NO CO2

Hogfighter: It took me a while to get it, but well done!

Logical_Thinker | March 15, 2013

how about TSLA LG for Tesla Long (stocks)

jackhub | March 15, 2013

I'm afraid I over-thought this one. I went with TESLA-S.

Logical_Thinker | March 15, 2013

better yet, LG TSLA

GeekEV | March 15, 2013

@nickjhowe - I saw "KICK GAS" at the Folsom supercharger a week ago...

@everyone-else - You guys are lucky, we've got so many EVs here in California all of those good ones are taken. As are a lot of bad ones even... :-/

GLarwill | March 15, 2013

Sigh... California DMZ declined WTFRUNK. It was worth a try. At least they refunded the $.

cloroxbb | March 16, 2013

@GLarwill, that would have been awesome.

I never really thought about getting a vanity plate for it when I do get my S. But not to be left out, Ill figure something out :)

how about "0-60=4.4"? I dont know if those characters can be used.
or maybe just "NIKOLA"

I dont know. A lot of the ones I see posted here are kind of cheesy :)

LMB | March 16, 2013

I've got TSLA in Massachusetts. The plates are likely to come before the car....

But I love NIKOLA. Wish I'd thought of that.

GeekEV | March 16, 2013

@cloroxbb - You can only use letters and numbers, and one some plates one special symbol like a heart or a star. I've never seen any with punctuation, etc. I'd like to use a mathematical formula, but without the symbols it just makes no sense. As for NIKOLA, I had the same thought but its taken already in CA. :-(

Brian H | March 16, 2013


(Faster Than Gas)

AJC | March 16, 2013

Racer X (Feb 26):
Thanks for the compliment on my frame "Watt makes A.J.'s S-Car-Go!"
Designed it myself and had it made at Imagine That Graphics located at Outlets at Orange, California. Joe Tomeo ( frames for life.

Brian H:
I checked with my S-Car to see if she was insulted as you suggested, and her reply was "A little self-deprecatory irony has its own charm".
BTW, she follows your postings on these forums, and told me she was surprised you of all people failed to take the "S-Car-Go" pun as it was meant, considering your own proclivity toward good (and some meh) punnery.


Brian H | March 16, 2013

It was too obvious, and I tried to take it a step beyond, and tripped.

Brian H | March 16, 2013

Or perhaps my effort just snailed over everyone's head.

wmgasfree | March 16, 2013

Reserved Z3RO GAS in California.

scottch | March 16, 2013


katskar | March 17, 2013

I ordered mine last spring in anticipation for my Model S arrival next week!


Russell1 | March 17, 2013

I don't know if this is "just me" or something to consider. I live in San Francisco which has crowded streets and people and bikes everywhere. I also spend time in the Malibu area.

My vanity plates were a bad idea in SF, but no issue in Southern California. Specifically, the car already gets attention, but my plates included the work TESLA and increased the "hey look, there's a Tesla" comments. Not everyone (read street people or bike messengers) like folks who can afford these cars.

Having been around a while, I could see the day coming where there would be an ugly scene; not in Socal, but in SF. I and friends have driven expensive cars and had bad experiences.

What did I do? Traded the vanity plate for a "save the whales" plate that has a blue which matches my car. The attention has dipped considerably and I am now leaving my pistol in the safe and returned almost to anonymity.

hademarco | March 17, 2013

NIKOLA3 to honor Nikola Tesla.

abehsieh | March 17, 2013

I just ordered "2CHARGE" from California DMV today.

dbourne | March 19, 2013

My California Model S plates are EVS4ALL.

Come say hi if you see me in the Bay Area!

glenster | March 20, 2013

mine says.... TSLA LUV

jigish | March 20, 2013

Reserved AMP3DUP some time ago in CA

glenster | March 20, 2013

Does anyone know what this means?


glenster | March 20, 2013

you only live once so f#$% it

Brian H | March 20, 2013

:) Prove it. Opinions Differ. PIOD

teg.main | March 20, 2013

I got "CHRG IIT". I found all other ways to spell it gone in California. Cool none the less

rrios | March 20, 2013

Just received notice today that my plate has arrived at the CA DMV.


Aleksandyr | March 20, 2013


Aleksandyr | March 20, 2013


Brian H | March 20, 2013

And if you had a little 2-seater German EV you could have been a SMRT ALEKTRK.

Steve_P445 | March 28, 2013

"CHARGED" - Florida. Appropriate for an MSP not just because it's electric ;)

GLO | March 28, 2013

PEV4EVER, ordered in CA. Waiting for it to arrive...

moviemars | March 28, 2013

"85 KWH" :)