Being an electric car owner, living in California, and supplying the car’s energy needs through solar on my roof at home, I decided the best license plates would somehow contain that message. In California, finding an unused license plate is a bit of a challenge. Californians also have several interesting background options depending upon the cause that extra dollars support. Wayne Thiebaud, one of my favorite painters, designed the plate that supports the arts and contains palm trees and a sun. Thiebaud’s design combined with the word SUN or SOL is perfect for a solar powered (at home) car.