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 ;)

joepruitt | May 7, 2013

With the WA plate "KCK GAS", it's great to see others joining in on the fun in other states.

I've seen at least 4 others post that they got that plate. Love it!


mikeflb | May 7, 2013

for the most part the plate should not work on a Volt, a leaf or other regular EV


agiangone | May 8, 2013

Of course I could also add a Rutgers "R" sticker to the left of it...

agiangone | May 8, 2013
Brian H | May 8, 2013


agiangone | May 8, 2013

Thanks Brian. Don't understand why dropbox breaks the link from here even though the syntax is right...bah!

Brian H | May 8, 2013

My try failed too. Dropbox must have a special linking system.

norihood | May 8, 2013


agiangone | May 8, 2013

Apparently Dropbox has an issue with PHP as a referrer..

This is from Google Drive and GDURL

Evoc | May 8, 2013

I personally think vanity plates are firmly in tool territory with one exception.

If you can make an interesting statement out of normal number plate sequences and its clever then that's acceptable. But getting the high priced letters etc, is a complete wank.

Example of clever use of normal number plate sequence... 713 VOM

In the rear view mirror of the car in front it looks like "Move It"....

Malnodnarb | May 9, 2013

I'm probably dating myself here, but did anyone consider F-ZERO? After the game on SNES where you race electric hover cars.

I also reserved LOL-MPG

mklcolvin | May 9, 2013

I just requested ELECTRA (as in Buick Electra 225? or a play on Electron?)

Xerogas | May 15, 2013

Pro tip for anyone who wants Tesla to do the vanity plate paperwork for you (meaning that they will work with the DMV to send you vanity plates instead of regular random-number plates, so you don't have to drive to DMV to swap them later):

Let your DS know *early on* that you plan to order vanity plates, so they can do all the paperwork long before delivery. I showed up to take delivery of my car today, and I had all the paperwork, but my DS told me they would have needed that information long ago.

dougarcher26 | May 17, 2013

I was surprised that AMPS UP was available just now for CA.
I tried a bunch of stuff and it's all taken!

truotn | May 18, 2013

Just got mine. FUTRNRG

LMB | May 19, 2013

Let's see if I can get this picture thing right...

LMB | May 19, 2013

Nope, I guess I can't.



on a MA plate, which goes beautifully with my red. That's why I wanted the picture...

DigitalSavant | May 23, 2013

I went with BDBDBD, an homage to the 80s TV show Buck Rogers. | May 24, 2013


(A spin on Exxon)

ColonyGolfer | May 24, 2013

Florida plate TEZLA. 2 reasons, TESLA was taken and now people don't stop me as often to ask what car it is. Also selected "support law enforcement" special plate because the red in the plate is the closest to the signature red I could find. It may help with avoiding a ticket, also.

celtrog | May 24, 2013

Wanted fk OPEC
Went with nmropec since DMV rejected the other

slr_pwrd | May 24, 2013

Virginia plate SOL PWRD; since the car is powered from 5.25kW solar panels for my daily 36m of driving.

Michael S | May 24, 2013

might have already posted this but mine is:


cloroxbb | May 25, 2013

How about LAST CAR. Meaning its the last car I will ever need, although It wont be the last car Ill ever buy ;)

nlightened | May 25, 2013

Mine tags are BACON8R.

The car may be electric-powered, but I'm very much fueled by pork.

Dr. Bob Reinke | May 25, 2013

A grand son transfering to Oceana NAS Virginia was refused TESLA S as inappropriate---but was issued FCKOIL.

AlMc | May 25, 2013

@Dr Bob: An example of our DMVs at work! great plate though.

JonathanL | May 25, 2013
gillfoto | May 30, 2013

Do not own a Tesla yet, but the next best thing a Toyota.

Question is should I spend 38 dollars for Tesla License Plate frame for this?

bsimoes | May 30, 2013

gillfoto--your link isn't active. I suppose I could cut and paste it, but I'm too lazy right now.
Depending on where you need to put the registration sticker, it may cover it.

nickjhowe | May 30, 2013
Brian H | May 30, 2013

You can't use BB Code here, and Flickr, in the Share dropdown, provides the HTML it requires.

George with SacEV | June 15, 2013

We just got this for our Model S in California


TheCheetahExpress | July 23, 2013

I'll be getting my car on the 29th and have been thinking of what plate to get and came up with


Tesla coil, uncoil.. getting rid of the constraints oil once and for all.

cloroxbb | July 23, 2013

I like it!

Dripps | July 23, 2013

I got TESLA X earlier in the year when my husband got his vanity plate for his sig Model S. I thought I'd grab it early because I had my order in. This week I put that deposit toward my new Model S and cancelled the Model X order. Now what? Should I keep my plate that reads TESLA X? I am leaning toward eventually getting new plate since most people saw the plate on my Lincoln MKZ and thought I was driving a Tesla.

J.T. | July 23, 2013

Well, if you get divorced and hubby gets the car then you would be a Tesla X. You'll have to decide for yourself if it's worth the trouble for a really cool vanity plate. :-)

ThorensP | July 23, 2013

We just got ESSMAN. (Anyone a Seinfeld fan?) We tried for FUSILLI for our Fiat 500e, but it was already taken.

Anonymous | July 23, 2013

mine is CA is TEZZLA

jonlivesay | July 23, 2013

Ours is TESLA24. Willie Mays and Tesla in same name, best car, best baseball player ever

rodhoffman | July 23, 2013

Mine in AMPED in Colorado

Skotty | July 23, 2013

I've got ON GRID in Missouri. In addition to the obvious meaning, I also consider it to be a nod to Tron. It's perhaps a little awkward given that I have it on my Volt, which I have to drive on gas a lot, but I wanted to reserve it for when I am able to switch to full electric.

dsecrist | July 23, 2013

Mine is ELEKTRK in WA state.

DigitalSavant | July 23, 2013

@akimball - That's hilairous! That one actually crossed my mind recently. I'm glad someone actually got it!

alanwwebb | July 23, 2013

"may not appreciate it is an electric vehicle"
That's the only reason we got our first vanity plate ever -- ELECTRX.

Captain_Zap | July 23, 2013

Same reasons for us, JaneW.
Our first vanity plate is JOULERY because it is such a beautiful electric car.

DeDe | July 23, 2013

We got our sig in November (for my husband)...and in December I ordered CA plates... MS TSLA ...since I've really been the "driver" for us getting the Tesla for the last 3 years! (DH didn't want me to have MRS TSLA since he didn't want anyone to think I was married to Elon...haha!) I thought by getting the plate, I could put it on the car, and my DH would decide that I really should be driving the car... Well, it kind of backfired, and he absolutely refused to have that plate on the Tesla, so I put it on my Lincoln MKT and ordered a personalized license plate frame that says "I'd rather be driving my"..."TESLA"...

The absolutely fabulous news is after my Lincoln comes off lease (in 5300 miles), I will be ordering my own Model S, and be able to transfer my plate to my new Tesla...Yeah me!! Things have a way of working out...:)


DeDe | July 23, 2013

BTW...After the fact, I tried to convince my DH that MS TSLA meant "Model S Tesla", but he wasn't buying it...


hbh24 | July 23, 2013

Mine is ELECSLDE in NY state.