1. Tesla Model 3 apparel now available!


    Dismiss Notice

Model 3 Front Plate holder

Discussion in 'Design' started by the3hays, Oct 14, 2016.

More threads by the3hays
  1. the3hays

    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2016
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    City & State/Province:
    Vancouver
    Afternoon. First post on the forum.
    From Vancouver B.C.
    Is anyone planning to put a front licence plate holder on their Model 3? If so, what company would you recommend?
    Many thanks.
     
  2. MelindaV

    ☰ > 3
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    3,186
    Likes Received:
    2,172
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    City & State/Province:
    Vancouver, WA
    Country:
    Country
    Tesla will include a plate bracket
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • the3hays

      Member
      Expand Collapse

      Joined:
      Jun 25, 2016
      Messages:
      7
      Likes Received:
      3
      Trophy Points:
      3
      Gender:
      Male
      City & State/Province:
      Vancouver
      Thanks Melinda.
      I don't want to have to drill holes in the nose bumper.
       
    • MelindaV

      ☰ > 3
      Moderator
      Expand Collapse

      Joined:
      Apr 2, 2016
      Messages:
      3,186
      Likes Received:
      2,172
      Trophy Points:
      113
      Gender:
      Female
      City & State/Province:
      Vancouver, WA
      Country:
      Country
      There is another thread talking about retractable brackets, but recent reports from new owners is cars are being delivered from the factory with the front bracket installed when delivered to locations that required a front plate.
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • Informative Informative x 1
      • the3hays

        Member
        Expand Collapse

        Joined:
        Jun 25, 2016
        Messages:
        7
        Likes Received:
        3
        Trophy Points:
        3
        Gender:
        Male
        City & State/Province:
        Vancouver
        Thanks Melinda
         
      • TrevP

        M3OC Founder / Administrator
        Staff Member Founder
        Expand Collapse

        Joined:
        Mar 1, 2016
        Messages:
        5,063
        Likes Received:
        2,596
        Trophy Points:
        113
        Gender:
        Male
        City & State/Province:
        Aurora,Ontario
        Country:
        Country
        The plate holder on the Model S is removable without leaving holes. Easy to remove with simple tools and a few minutes of work.
         
        • Like Like x 3
        • the3hays

          Member
          Expand Collapse

          Joined:
          Jun 25, 2016
          Messages:
          7
          Likes Received:
          3
          Trophy Points:
          3
          Gender:
          Male
          City & State/Province:
          Vancouver
          Trevor,
          Thanks. I went by Vancouver Tesla store in Kitsilano today to see the plate holder on a model S up close. I see the plate holder folds and goes under the front bumper to attach.IMG_2537.JPG
           
          • Like Like x 3
          • Informative Informative x 2
          • Jamaicaman

            Active Member
            Expand Collapse

            Joined:
            May 29, 2016
            Messages:
            27
            Likes Received:
            13
            Trophy Points:
            3
            Gender:
            Male
            City & State/Province:
            Livonia, Michigan
            Country:
            Country
            I was recently at the Tesla store in Columbus Ohio where front plates are required and I can confirm that the plate holder on the Model S is removable without leaving holes. When pushing the Advisor harder, he said that all Model S and X's ship with the front mounting bracket in the trunk and the bracket is mounted during Prep time if required.
             
            • Informative Informative x 1
            • teslaliving

              Top-Contributor
              Expand Collapse

              Joined:
              Apr 2, 2016
              Messages:
              494
              Likes Received:
              210
              Trophy Points:
              43
              Gender:
              Male
              City & State/Province:
              Boston
              Country:
              Country
              I have no plate on the front of my S, but if there's screws and a plate holder on the 3 then I'll likely put a plate on the 3 and be all legal-like.
               
            • yamilrx

              Member
              Expand Collapse

              Joined:
              Sep 1, 2016
              Messages:
              13
              Likes Received:
              5
              Trophy Points:
              3
              Gender:
              Male
              Occupation:
              Clinical Pharmacist, Nutrition Support
              City & State/Province:
              Pembroke Pines, Florida
              I'd like to put one of my old BMW European delivery plates I have but I don't think those would go with this car.
               
            • AZ Desert Driver

              Well-Known Member
              Expand Collapse

              Joined:
              May 2, 2016
              Messages:
              204
              Likes Received:
              120
              Trophy Points:
              43
              Gender:
              Male
              City & State/Province:
              Tucson AZ
              Country:
              Country
              I wanted to remove the front plate bracket from my new (Sept 30,2016) Model S. The mounting screws are very awkward to get to, and have a head design that is like an inverted torks. I asked the Ranger if he could assist - and he said that the bracket was installed during the MS crash testing and Tesla CANNOT modify the design after such testing without incurring new crash test protocols. So, my bracket remains. I can fill that space with things I want, but cannot remove it.
               
              • Informative Informative x 1
              • MichelT3

                Top-Contributor
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Nov 16, 2016
                Messages:
                713
                Likes Received:
                352
                Trophy Points:
                63
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Steenderen, Netherlands
                Country:
                Country
                I would love to put on an adhesive plastic 'plate' to keep the air drag as low as possible. And have the official plate in the frunk.
                I have this configuration with one of my cars. Never gave any problem with the police.
                 
              • Michael Russo

                Top-Contributor
                Moderator
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Oct 15, 2016
                Messages:
                3,529
                Likes Received:
                2,081
                Trophy Points:
                113
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Belgium now, SW France when my Model ≡ gets here
                Country:
                Country
                If nicely cleanly done... ok... can you show us a pic, @MichelT3 ?
                 
              • MichelT3

                Top-Contributor
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Nov 16, 2016
                Messages:
                713
                Likes Received:
                352
                Trophy Points:
                63
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Steenderen, Netherlands
                Country:
                Country
                Adhesive plastic film 'plates' are allowed in the U.K. I'm sure you can find a picture. I currently can't produce one myself. Sorry.
                 
              • MichelT3

                Top-Contributor
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Nov 16, 2016
                Messages:
                713
                Likes Received:
                352
                Trophy Points:
                63
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Steenderen, Netherlands
                Country:
                Country
              • Michael Russo

                Top-Contributor
                Moderator
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Oct 15, 2016
                Messages:
                3,529
                Likes Received:
                2,081
                Trophy Points:
                113
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Belgium now, SW France when my Model ≡ gets here
                Country:
                Country
                Ok, thanks... not convinced I am afraid... and I double checked that indeed the front plate is mandatory in France and Belgium for instance. Will have to identify the best plan for my Model ≡ in due course...
                A small challenge in the grand scheme of things... :)
                 
              • John

                Tech CEO
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Apr 15, 2016
                Messages:
                466
                Likes Received:
                299
                Trophy Points:
                63
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                California
                Country:
                Country
                Also mandatory in California, where all Teslas are made.
                 
              • Polly Liversalts

                Active Member
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Jul 9, 2016
                Messages:
                32
                Likes Received:
                32
                Trophy Points:
                18
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Uk
                Uk = No Choice!
                 
              • MichelT3

                Top-Contributor
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                Nov 16, 2016
                Messages:
                713
                Likes Received:
                352
                Trophy Points:
                63
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Steenderen, Netherlands
                Country:
                Country
                #19 MichelT3, Nov 20, 2016
                Last edited: Nov 24, 2016
                Front plate is mandatory in The Netherlands too. But no police officer has ever stopped me for having the registration number directly on the car in stead of on an official plate. For TÜV-tests and the police I have an original plate, and a way to attach it over the illegal number, in my car.
                I certainly are going to try to put a plastic adhesive number on my M3, to keep the airflow as good as possible.
                 
              • AZ Desert Driver

                Well-Known Member
                Expand Collapse

                Joined:
                May 2, 2016
                Messages:
                204
                Likes Received:
                120
                Trophy Points:
                43
                Gender:
                Male
                City & State/Province:
                Tucson AZ
                Country:
                Country
                When I asked Tesla to remove my front plate bracket, they said the car was test-crashed with the plate in place. They cannot remove the plate without redoing crash test. Also, they also mounted the bracket in a way that makes it difficult to remove (recessed torx screws, and the torx are male, instead of female bolts...awkward).

                So, if they crash tested with license plate, then they probably also determined wind resistance in its final config too. That Cd 0f 0.21 is with plate in place (I think)
                 
                • Informative Informative x 2
                • Like Like x 1

                Share This Page

                Model 3 Owners Club © 2017. All rights reserved.
                Model 3 Owners Club (M3OC) is an enthusiast club and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors or the Tesla Motors Club Forum (TMC).
                All Tesla logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors.