Things have improved, certainly, but the pace of installation is too slow. A Supercharger has been announced for Kyushu, but it has not opened yet. Even after that one opens, there will still be a gap in the Hiroshima area. We will still need a CHAdeMO charge somewhere in that area. The area north of Tokyo needs one to get to Sendai, and there is nothing yet north of Morioka. EV drivers of any car should note that there are no CHAdeMO chargers on the highways from Aomori to Sapporo.
While I have your charging eyes, I would also like to point out that there are zero Superchargers on the Sea of Japan side; from my own experience (coming in a future post), the CHAdeMO network is weak as well. So while I'm happy that Tesla is working to build out the Supercharger network, I'm also very disappointed that it is taking so long.
The car runs great, and I still get a thrill every time I get in it, even two years later. It drives as fast or as slowly as I ask it to. The response is instant. If I need to pass someone, the only question is how quickly. Parking my car is a breeze, even with its relatively large footprint. I can just touch the accelerator and the car will slowly move. For a car weighing 2 metric tons, it is very maneuverable and quick. I liken it to a cheetah--my favorite land animal.
In many ways I get a new car every two months or so. That is about the length of time between firmware updates. There have been many changes and improvements over the past two years. I started out with no turn-by-turn navigation; now I can input addresses and get not only directions, but a guess on how much energy I will have left when I reach my destination. I started out with basic cruise control; now I have traffic assisted cruise control and Autopilot that help me arrive more relaxed than I could ever imagine.
I ordered the basic seats with textile covering. They are very comfortable in the front. My wife and I slept in the car in the driveway for four nights after our earthquakes. We had air suspension to keep us from freaking out too much and climate control to keep us comfortable. The back seats seem to be another story. None of my family members like sitting in the back on a long trip; it seems the headrests impede a comfortable position for a good snooze. I hope that issue can be remedied in future iterations of the car.
Not having to pump gas is great; in fact, I've put gas in a car exactly twice in the past two years--both times on Oahu in October in a rental. Owning, maintaining and driving an EV is a real pleasure.
I ordered the P85+ two months before the announcements for the dual motor versions. I came close to cancelling my original order, but was talked out of it by my sales guy. I am happy to say that I am very happy with the car I got. The rear wheel version is a joy to drive. Despite all the FUD put out on Tesla's forums by owners, the 21" wheels and tires are an absolute pleasure to drive on. I got 35k km. on the first set and could have gotten a few more. Timing determined getting a new set. The Michelin Pilot Super Sports that I was running on until last week (when I changed to winter tires) are fantastic!
I have an app to control some aspects of the car. Checking on, stopping and starting a charge; turning on climate control 10-15 minutes before getting back in the car; and finding the car in an unknown parking lot are the main features I use. There are more I wish they would add to the app. I would like to be able to start a firmware installation from the app. There are many times when I want to adjust the amperage of the charge from the app, so the battery is warmed up before I leave on a trip in the winter.
There is more I suppose I could write after two years (and I might edit this if I think of something important I missed. ;-) ), but this seems like a good place to stop. I absolutely love my car; I love how Tesla takes care of my car; but I WANT MORE SUPERCHARGERS in Japan.
Here is a picture of my car taken two days ago in the sun. It was just detailed last week on Friday. The car has been coated with Ceramic Pro since the day after I got the car. The 19" wheels are new from T Sportline; they had a few tiny dings on the inside that you cannot see from the outside. They were delivered like that; I recommend you inspect anything from T Sportline carefully. The tires are new. I ordered Michelin X-ICE 3s from Costco. They were put on Saturday, the day after detailing. They run smooth and quiet, and have good handling (although I haven't taken them to the mountains yet. I'll just finish with: Thanks Tesla. You do good work!