This post was contributed by Sebastian Blanco, editor in chief of AutoblogGreen. Jim Motavalli is on a month-long assignment. 

When you follow the auto industry in depth, the worst part can be the waiting. The time from concept to launch almost always takes years, and when we're talking about an extra-exciting vehicle like the Tesla Model S, then the time just drags on. The car was unveiled back in March 2009, but it feels like a decade ago because we'd just really like to go for a drive in one of these vehicles today. Throw in a 300-mile pack and see you later.

We can't do this, obviously, but thankfully, Tesla has released a short, silent video of the Model S cruising the streets. If the wait was bad before, it's almost unbearable now. See for yourself.

Jim Motavalli ( @jmotavalli ) writes about cars, technology and the environmental world to anyone curious enough to ask.

This is the prettiest electric car video you'll see this week
Tesla's Model S won't be available for at least another year, but it looks good on the road. Real good.