Where I live (Virginia), unfortunately license plates are required to be mounted to the front of the vehicle. Franz never did address the oft-asked front license plate mounting question, but looking at the front end design I only see two potential areas to mount it:
- The solid part of the grille, right below the Tesla logo
- Centered over the lower air intake.
Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of any of these options. Ugh. The thought of drilling into the bumper of my new $70k car to mount an ugly white rectangle makes me sick.
After doing a little web research I've found that people generally don't get away with ignoring this law and leaving the front plate off.
I'm not sure how detrimental mounting a plate over part of the air intake would be, but I see it at least as a possibility.
So which of these two mounting locations would you prefer?
or Option 2:
It's like choosing between crap and crappier...
Edit: I wonder if this mounting bracket on a BMW might work...