In less than a month Nissan will show off its electric cars. They'll be available in the U.S. next year. Nissan, Ford and Tesla have all gotten federal loans to help support their electric car preps in the U.S. The first electric Nissan car will be a compact. Meanwhile Japan's #3 automaker, Nissan, is looking to introduce a hybrid minivan there in two years. Japan has heavy tax breaks for car buyers there who buy electric or hybrid vehicles.