Motormouth: Where’s the front plate?

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Q: “Dad,” said my son, “I bet nine out of 10 Teslas do not have a front license plate.” I must admit, I had never noticed this before, but after he alerted me, I started to pay attention. Sure enough, I’d say 90% of the Teslas I observed did not have a front plate. That is illegal in Minnesota and the fine is anywhere from $100-200. With maybe a touch of sarcasm he said, “They don’t like how it looks. It messes up the car’s smooth lines.” Would I be correct that the dealer does install a front plate and then the owner removes it later? D.B., Stillwater, Minnesota A: Of our 50 states, 31 do not…

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