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  • February 16, 2020 11:58 AM
    Reply # 8750320 on 7203933
    John P. Weiksnar (Administrator)

    I'm going to play devil's advocate and claim that I like the front plate and, brace yourselves, the factory supplied adhesive mount.

    Why? It works. I never see it while driving (unless parked in front of a plate glass window!), it neatly accommodates the plate-mount Green Pass, and it's a special issue plate from State Parks, so I'm more than happy to show it off. A sticker may or may not make up for that.

    True, before I became a Model 3 owner, I spent a lot of time wondering if I could engineer a custom hardware solution to mount the front plate (pre-Bandit, way back in 2016). But, just like the sunroof, physical volume knob, and steering-wheel mounted cruise control buttons I thought I'd never be able to get over losing from my final ICE car, it's been just the opposite:  Tesla ownership somehow erases all memory of that! :-D



  • February 15, 2020 8:35 AM
    Reply # 8748719 on 7203933

    While we are at it, many of us have bemoaned the use of a front plate. 

    it would be great if we could get rid of it altogether or move to vinyl front plate which conforms to the shape of the bumper. 

    The latter should be an easy sell as it not only conforms to the current law, has been proven out in California (as I understand it), and will drive up the fuel efficiency of any vehicle.  

    https://licenseplatewrap.com/


    if needed I can create the computation fluid dynamic (CFD) model to establish how much savings there would be. 

    anyone else interested in championing this?

  • September 22, 2019 8:22 AM
    Reply # 7893051 on 7892365
    Julius Chiavaroli wrote:

    Yes, we need clarification on Harry's point. New plates that can be scanned to serve the EZ Pass system will soon be required. The current debate in Albany is if they can force us to pay a fee or not. Until they resolve this I'd hate to pay $60-90 now only to have to do it again to get new plates next year. I couldn't see the image Harry attached so I'm trying to add one myself. If it doesn't work try the link below. The new design is much better than the loud orange ones.

    https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2019/09/06/new-york-license-plate-design-in-april-2020/2196965001/

    I don’t see why we would have to get new plates. The NYC area has already gone to cashless tolling with the current plates, and DMV will only require people with plates older than ten years to get new plates under this new plan. My assumption is that they want to get rid of the peeling plates before the whole state goes to cashless tolling. 
  • September 21, 2019 9:00 AM
    Reply # 7892365 on 7203933

    Yes, we need clarification on Harry's point. New plates that can be scanned to serve the EZ Pass system will soon be required. The current debate in Albany is if they can force us to pay a fee or not. Until they resolve this I'd hate to pay $60-90 now only to have to do it again to get new plates next year. I couldn't see the image Harry attached so I'm trying to add one myself. If it doesn't work try the link below. The new design is much better than the loud orange ones.

    https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2019/09/06/new-york-license-plate-design-in-april-2020/2196965001/

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  • September 11, 2019 5:44 AM
    Reply # 7875638 on 7203933

    From the information that I can glean from the NYS DMV website, this is likely to be the design. The new design won't come out until April 2020, the tenth anniversary of the Empire orange plates.

    They may change to something based on the new design, but in the past, the professional/club plates have lagged behind. With a new vendor, it's difficult to know for sure. 

  • September 10, 2019 8:05 AM
    Reply # 7873290 on 7203933

    I would definitely be in as well. Can we use that older plate design or would they make us use the newer one like this? Or will there be an even newer one now that we’re switching plates again? Lol

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  • September 09, 2019 5:05 PM
    Reply # 7872200 on 7203933

    I would be interested in these custom Tesla plates.

    And by the way, all NY plates will be changing to a white background starting next year with a required replacement of plates older than ten years.

    Just found out about the NY Tesla club totally by chance in course of a google search for info on new service center in Rochester.   

    Clearly we need a better publicity method.  There are at least 6 Tesla's here in my small village of Skaneateles but no one knew about the NY Tesla club.

    Suggestions:

    1. Brochure, folder, flyer at Mt. Kisco delivery center asking the center to give one to every new NY delivery. (Considering we are an officially sanctined Tesla club)

    2. For NYT members who are also on other Tesla Blogs, insert info about  the NYT group.  I am thinking of the official Tesla blog and Tesla Motors Club for example, both of which I have been signed on to since I ordered the car in April 2016 before I ordered Model 3 car in June 2018 and took delivery in November 2018.

  • September 07, 2019 8:44 PM
    Reply # 7869485 on 7203933

    Just a clarification on the DMV requirements for a new custom plate design. The DMV requires 200 plates to be sold in 24 months.  (With 500 members, we have a shot.) They require a $6,000 performance bond, the cost of which could be as little as $600. If all 200 are sold, then the bond is released. If not, the DMV draws on the performance bond (pro rata based on other DMV information).

    Let's see if we can get a rough count on those interested in the plates to see if it's feasible. A sketch approximating what it may look like is attached.

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    Last modified: September 09, 2019 12:57 PM | Harry Burch
  • May 30, 2019 7:44 PM
    Reply # 7514199 on 7203933
    Pedro Camacho (Administrator)
    I like the design. Count me in!
  • May 10, 2019 11:33 PM
    Reply # 7334907 on 7203933
    John P. Weiksnar (Administrator)

    Custom background plates are a cool way to differentiate (I have a non-yellow one, only for State Parks Empire Passport holders).

    Be aware, though, that ordering custom alphanumerics is limited to 6 characters on these. . . .

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