Feb 1, 2023 - News

Iowa's blackout license plate popularity inspires Minnesota

Blackout license plates in use in Iowa
Data: Iowa Department of Transportation; Chart: Axios Visuals

Blackout license plates took Iowa by storm back in 2019 — and now our northern neighbors also want in on the action.

Driving the news: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz recommended authorizing the plates, which are estimated to draw in $4.8 million annually to Minnesota, according to MPR.

What they're saying: "This is one thing Iowa got right," Walz jokingly tweeted.

The bottom line: Since Iowa started issuing the plates in 2019, it's already generated $30.4 million in state revenue.

  • 😎 And our cars now look way cooler.
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