Nissan will match the same battery warranty as GM will on the upcoming Chevy Volt. The Nissan Leaf will come with an 8 year or 100,000 mile warranty.

8 years, 100,000 miles

Not really that shocking

And why not?

Of course Nissan is going to match GM’s battery warranty for plug-in vehicles, despite early indications suggesting a much shorter warranty. Anyway, just as the Chevy Volt will include an 8 year or 100,000 mile warranty, so to will the Nissan Leaf.

Really, this early in the game, what choice did Nissan have?