Andy at Tesla (very helpful, thanks Andy!) has informed me that in Virginia, Tesla will register the car for me. Unfortunately I can't yet order plates...because that requires a title number...which requires registration first. So I wait!
P85 VIN55228. Black and tan w/ Carbon Fiber decor, spoiler, coils, Pano, Reus audio, 20" Avant Garde M310s (Matte Black), tech, parking sensors, premium lighting.
(Original Model S, now in hEaVen: VIN 1653, S85, Dolphin Gray)
85kWh non-perf, black, black leather, obeche glossy, air suspension, tech, sound, parcel shelf
I hit 30 days waiting yesterday. I stopped driving the car. I have been trying to get an answer from Tesla about status/new piece of paper/ receipt? I want tags. It worries me to drive with the little piece of paper now. I was stopped already because of it. No ticket but the state trooper gave me a hard time as I have no receipt etc. Indiana gives 30 days, and I don't know what will happen now without plates.
Seems like it took care of it for some people in Michigan. For me I have to register the vehicle my self, they sent me the papers by mail that I need to take to the secretary of state.
60 kWh / Black / 19" / Tan / Obeche Gloss / Tech / Air / Jump Seats
Reserved 6/04/12 | Finalized 4/2/13 | Building 4/14/13 | Delivery Button 5/8/13 | VIN (111XX) 5/10/13 | App Live 5/21/13 | Delivery window May27-Jun10 | Delivery Estimate 6/10/13 | Delivered 6/5/13
What about transferring plates fom car you sell prior to purchasing. Who handles that?
Now that I've been through the process, I can confirm that Tesla did register my car in Maryland. When I picked it up in Rockville I signed the necessary documents. About 3 weeks later the plates and registration were delivered via FedEx by the MVA. In the interim I taped the paper document Tesla provided to the license plate frame under clear tape to waterproof it. When the standard plates arrived I immediately put the online application for personalized plates BYE ICE. I expect those any day.
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