The cost of getting a new license plate depends on which state the car is registered in and what kind of plate is being purchased. North Carolina, for example, charges 15 dollars for a replacement and up to $100 for an initial plate, as of April 2015.
Specialty plates, such as personalized ones or those for electric cars, are typically more expensive. Personalized plates in NC are an extra $30, while in Maryland they are another $50. DMV.org, an unaffiliated website, features a license plate hub that links to detailed information about each state's license plate costs, so users can easily find the cost of a new license plate.