A digital screen for a license plate? Arizona drivers now have that option

If a specialty license plate isn’t quite extra enough for Arizona drivers, they now can spend $500 or more on a digital license plate, which the Arizona Department of Transportation has approved for state roads.

The black-and-white plates are lighted like the screen on a computer tablet and are equipped with antitheft features, according to the manufacturer, Reviver Auto, which also sells plates authorized for use in California.

Reviver sells plates for Arizona and California drivers for a onetime purchase price of $500 to $800, depending on the features of the plate, Reviver CEO Neville Boston said.

The plates are powered by a car’s battery. The display always remains on, but Boston said the plate will not pull from a car’s battery while parked.