Nissan's new electronic vehicle, the Leaf, is displayed during an opening ceremony of the company's new headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009. It was the first time the external design was shown of Nissan Motor Co.'s environmentally friendly automobile, set to go on sale in Japan, the U.S. and Europe next year. Nissan has promised that the Leaf, which goes into mass production as a global model in 2012, will be about the same price as a gas-engine car such as the 1.5 million yen ($15,000) Tiida, which sells abroad as the Versa, starting at about $10,000. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
July 19, 2011 12:49:12 PM PDT
DETROIT (AP) - July 19, 2011 --
Nissan Motor Co. is raising the price of the Leaf electric car.