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For those of us living in North America, depending on where you live you might be required to have a front license plate on your car.

But let's be honest a front plate does take away from the beauty of the Taycan, especially if it's right in the middle.

I'm thinking of just leaving it until a police officer notices or getting a custom bracket done. I'd be curious to hear what other people think about this.
 

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For those of us living in North America, depending on where you live you might be required to have a front license plate on your car.

But let's be honest a front plate does take away from the beauty of the Taycan, especially if it's right in the middle.

I'm thinking of just leaving it until a police officer notices or getting a custom bracket done. I'd be curious to hear what other people think about this.
This is my plan for my Taycan Turbo:

under Washington state law, RCW 46.16.240, a special exception exists. If the body of the car is built in a way that it is impossible for a plate to be mounted to the front of the car (like a Ferrari) then no front plate is required. If you fall into this category then you can write the Washington State Patrol and request a waiver. If approved, no front plate is required.
 

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This is my plan for my Taycan Turbo:

under Washington state law, RCW 46.16.240, a special exception exists. If the body of the car is built in a way that it is impossible for a plate to be mounted to the front of the car (like a Ferrari) then no front plate is required. If you fall into this category then you can write the Washington State Patrol and request a waiver. If approved, no front plate is required.
In order to be sold in the US, the Taycan must have a front plate mount. The state of Washington knows this and wont fall for your obvious scam.
 

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An MP4-12C owner I know uses a hideaway plate system, it comes with a remote and is completely motorized.
 

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Yeah I'm a bit confused about how applying for an exemption is a scam.
One interpretation is that you'd be claiming something that is false. It absolutely is possible to have a front plate attached to the Taycan. I can show you the bag of front plate mounting parts my dealer handed me. You'd be making a false claim. Hence: Scam.

I'm not judging. I hate front plates. I'm just providing interpretation services. :)
 

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For those of us living in North America, depending on where you live you might be required to have a front license plate on your car.

But let's be honest a front plate does take away from the beauty of the Taycan, especially if it's right in the middle.

I'm thinking of just leaving it until a police officer notices or getting a custom bracket done. I'd be curious to hear what other people think about this.
First, our dealer here in Illinois is just getting the first car this weekend, maybe. But,Chicago will give you a ticket the minute they see a car without a front plate. I have a plate on my Panamera Hybrid but I don’t drive my 911 into the city so I have no
Plate on that. If I like the Taycan and buy one, I will put on a front plate as it will be a daily driver and will be taken into city. It’s just a car.....
 

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Have multiple Pcars...........none have front plate mount, holes, or anything....delivery taken that way..
I live in WI.........rarely unforced here.
Back when it was I had a plate mount for the tow-hook, so I then had something to drive to the State Patrol to get the 'boxed checked'. That was years ago.
 

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Thanks. The Euro plate seems to ‘fit’ pretty well as it is long and slender. US a bit more chunky. Wonder if we can mount closer to air intake.
 

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I have this issue with a few cars where it would spoil the aerodynamics (I swear officer!) and/or will look terrible. Where I am if the police pull me over its a $90 fine without points. I think over multiple years I have paid this fine two times total. Your mileage may vary.
 

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If you absolutely must mount a front plate, one legal solution that does not require drilling the bumper is to re-purpose the front tow hook as a license plate mount. Completely reversible.

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The two downsides are 1) non-symmetrical look (doesn't bother me though) and 2) there has been some discussion that in a crash, the protruding tow hook assembly could invite structural damage because load forces in the collision may be concentrated on that one point, through the tow hook to the chassis of the car, instead of the forces being absorbed by the width of the front bumper cover and bumper support. One way to mitigate this concern may be to choose a rather flimsy license plate tow hook mount, so hopefully the mount just collapses or shears off in a crash. One technical question I'd love answered is where the Taycan's tow hook mounts up to -- a crash bar behind there or crash structure of some sort or directly into the frame?

I'm lucky to live in a state that does not require a front plate. But when I lived in states that required a front plate, I rolled the dice and thankfully was never pulled over. I'd be livid if a dealer installed a front plate on my car before delivery. I always tell them I don't even want them washing it once and scratching it all up -- I complete the exterior PDI so I can ensure the paint is taken care of to my personal standard.
 

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where I live there are tons of teslas and very few have a front plate, so hopefully the police won't care. They may only care if you are stopped for other reasons and they see that (once when I was stopped, the cop asked me if I had a front plate on, I did).

The solution @Stevexige said is a good one in that if you get a fixit ticket for the plate, you put that on and have an officer sign off that you fixed the issue, then you pay a $25 fine or something like that. Then you can take it off again.
 

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Just leave it off. I've driven my Panamera for 6 years and been given a 'warning' once. Do a quick check sometime on how many people on the road don't have the 'required' front plate.
 
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