Can't find the answer to this question anywhere here on the board. Picked up my Model S today, and I had forgotten to bring the extra $8 check made out to DMV so Tesla could send in the Clean Air sticker form for me. My DS said "no problem" and gave me the form to take home and send in.
BUT the form requires a plate number, and I don't have a license plate yet. The normal process should be that I wait for the plates to arrive, then fill out the Clean Air form and send it back with the check, then wait for the stickers to arrive.
But if that's the case, how was Tesla going to handle this today for me if I had remembered to bring my check? They wouldn't have the plate number either. Do they get special dispensation to send in the forms with just the VIN # but without the plate number? I'm pretty sure the DMV rejects these forms if we try to do that with no plate number.
If they do get special privileges, I'll drive back to fremont with my check to get them to handle it again for me, hopefully saving several weeks of wait time?