Nissan will warranty the battery pack in its LEAF EV for 8 years and 100,000 miles, according to Carlos Tavares, executive vice president and a member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., in his talk at the opening plenary of Plug-in 2010 in San Jose, California.

The warranty matches the term of the 8-year, 100,000 battery pack warranty announced by GM for its Volt EREV. (Earlier post.)

The MSRP for the LEAF starts at $32,780; the full Federal tax credit of $7,500 brings that down to $25,280. In California, the LEAF is eligible for an up to $5,000 CVRP rebate, bringing the price down to close to $20,000.

The LEAF will roll out in December in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Tennessee. In January 2011 , LEAF will debut in Texas and Hawaii.

The company currently has 17,000 reservations for the LEAF.