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Groupe Renault (French: [ɡʁup ʁəˈno]) is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches and autorail vehicles.
According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, in 2013 Renault was the eleventh biggest automaker in the world by production volume, with 50.5% of sales coming outside of Europe. The Renault–Nissan Alliance is the fourth-largest automotive group.
Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, the Renault group is made up of the namesake Renault marque and subsidiaries, Automobile Dacia from Romania, and Renault Samsung Motors from South Korea. Renault has a 43.4% controlling stake in Nissan of Japan, a 25% stake in AvtoVAZ of Russia, and a 1.55% stake in Daimler AG of Germany (since 2012, Renault manufactures engines for the Daimler's Mercedes A Class and B Class cars). Renault also owns subsidiaries RCI Banque (automotive financing), Renault Retail Group (automotive distribution) and Motrio (automotive parts). Renault has various joint ventures, including Oyak-Renault (Turkey), Renault Pars (Iran). Carlos Ghosn is the current chairman and CEO. The French government owns a 19.73% share of Renault as of April 2015.
Renault Trucks, previously known as Renault Véhicules Industriels, has been part of Volvo Trucks since 2001. Renault Agriculture became 100% owned by German agricultural equipment manufacturer CLAAS in 2008.
Together Renault and Nissan are investing €4 billion (US$5.16 billion) in eight electric vehicles over three to four years beginning in 2011. In 2013, new Renault vehicles had the lowest average CO2 emissions among generalist brands in Europe, with 110.1g/km.
Renault is known for its role in motor sport, particularly rallying and Formula 1. Its early work on mathematical curve modeling for car bodies is important in the history of computer graphics.
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Championships Won by Renault
Manufacturer's championships won by Renault.
|2005||FIA Formula 1 World Championship|
|2006||FIA Formula 1 World Championship|
Championships Won in Renaults
Drivers' championships won driving Renault cars.
|2005||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Fernando Alonso|
|2006||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Fernando Alonso|
Championships Won with Renault Engines
Drivers' and Manufacturers' championships won driving cars with Renault engines.
|1992||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Nigel Mansell||Williams Cars|
|1992||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Williams|
|1993||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Alain Prost||Williams Cars|
|1993||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Williams|
|1994||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Williams|
|1995||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Michael Schumacher||Benetton Cars|
|1995||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Benetton|
|1996||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Damon Hill||Williams Cars|
|1996||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Williams|
|1997||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Jacques Villeneuve||Williams Cars|
|1997||FIA Formula 1 World Championship||Williams|
|22 April 1907||RACING CAR FOR VANDERBILT.||The New York Times|
|3 March 2006||Das Renault-F1-Team hat große Pläne für die Formel-1-Saison 2006||Wikinews|
|24 June 2006||All Renault front row for 2006 Canadian Grand Prix||Wikinews|
|3 July 2006||Nissan, Renault Ready to Talk With GM About an Alliance||VOA News|
|2 June 2007||Renault Ready To Challenge BMW Sauber||Anthony Fontanelle|
|26 June 2007||Renault Looks To Overtake BMW Sauber||Anthony Fontanelle|
|28 June 2007||Renault Formula One Director Predicts Better Performance||Anthony Fontanelle|
|7 July 2007||Renault Aims To Catch Up With BMW Sauber||Anthony Fontanelle|
|17 July 2007||Renault's Going In The Right Direction Says Fisi||Anthony Fontanelle|
|18 July 2007||Renault Confident Of Catching BMW Sauber||Anthony Fontanelle|
|5 December 2007||Renault Faces Hearing on Spy Case||VOA Sports|
|6 December 2007||Renault Avoids Penalty in Spy Case||VOA Sports|
|8 December 2007||АвтоВАЗ предлагает Renault 25 % своих акций||Викиновости|
|31 January 2008||Alonso, Renault Ready for 2008 Season||VOA Sports|
|24 October 2008||Fernando Alonso seguirá con Renault en 2009||Wikinoticias|
|23 December 2008||Pilotprojekt für Elektroautos in der Schweiz geplant||Wikinews|
|21 January 2009||Nelsinho quiere el mismo trato que Alonso||Wikinoticias|
|26 May 2009||Renault -The French Car Company||Ronnie Tanner|
|4 August 2009||Formula One: Renault dismisses Piquet, Schumacher barred from practising||Wikinews|
|17 August 2009||Fia: La Renault può gareggiare||Wikinotizie|
|17 August 2009||Renault F1 team exclusion overturned||Wikinews|
|5 September 2009||Renault charged with Formula One race fixing||Wikinews|
|12 September 2009||Renault F1 launch criminal complaint against former driver over race-fixing allegation||Wikinews|
|16 September 2009||Flavio Briatore e Pat Symonds, dimissioni dalla Renault||Wikinotizie|
|16 September 2009||Renault F1's team boss, top engineer quit as team accepts cheating claim||Wikinews|
|21 September 2009||Renault es suspendida de la Fórmula 1||Wikinoticias|
|22 September 2009||Renault F1 given suspended ban as boss barred after cheating||Wikinews|
|25 September 2009||Renault's F1 sponsors quit as Grosjean crashes on same corner as Piquet||Wikinews|
|7 April 2010||Die Automobilkonzerne Daimler und Renault-Nissan kooperieren||Wikinews|
|13 April 2010||Irland und die Konzern-Gruppe Renault-Nissan schließen Abkommen zu Elektroautos||Wikinews|
|15 June 2010||The History of Renault||Levi Quinn|
|8 December 2010||Renault, Lotus Merge to Become Lotus Renault GP||VOA Breaking News|
|5 January 2011||Renault setzt auf Elektroautos||Wikinews|
|5 January 2011||Renault Suspends 3 Executives for Leaking Electric Car Secrets||VOA Breaking News|
|6 January 2011||France Says It’s a Target of ‘Economic War’ in Renault Spy Case||VOA Breaking News|
|8 January 2011||Renault Says Vital Electric Car Secrets Are Safe||VOA Breaking News|
|10 January 2011||Wirtschaftsspionage: Renault gibt sich „gelassen“||Wikinews|
|11 January 2011||China Denies Role in Renault Espionage Scandal||VOA Breaking News|
|12 January 2011||China niega espionaje a Renault||Wikinoticias|
|13 January 2011||Renault Files Criminal Complaint in Industrial Espionage Case||VOA Breaking News|
|8 March 2011||Renault Industrial “Spy” Case Is Falling Apart||VOA Breaking News|
|15 March 2011||Renault Apologizes to 3 Fired Executives Wrongly Accused of Selling Company Secrets||VOA Breaking News|
|11 April 2011||Renault CEO Resigns in Wake of Espionage Scandal||VOA Breaking News|
|3 October 2012||Renault Classic launches its own website||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|13 October 2012||Will Caterham and Renault make road cars together?||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|5 November 2012||Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham - a brand new car company||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|28 January 2013||Big news - Ford, Mercedes & Nissan/Renault sign hydrogen deal||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|6 March 2013||Renault Van Leasing: Matching The Ideal Vehicle To Your Business Needs||Lenny Dalembert|
|22 March 2013||Renault Alpine will be racing this car at Le Mans 2013||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|21 June 2013||This is the 2014 Renault F1 engine||Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey|
|5 October 2013||Will Renault Embrace Hybrid Technology?||Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive|
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