Nissan Motor Co. Vice Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga said in Singapore that the company will continue to focus on electric vehicles and won't "rush" into the market for fuel-cell cars.

"We need to promote the electric vehicle first rather than hydrogen," Shiga said in an interview, adding that Nissan only plans to promote fuel-cell cars "in the long-term future."

"At the moment we are showing quite good results for the electric vehicle sales . . . we have a quite optimistic view for the future of EV expansion," he said Friday. "Nissan is still the leader of the electric vehicle (and) wants to keep the lead in the world."