The Renault Group has been making cars since 1898. It is a multinational that is present in 127 countries and it sold no fewer than 3,200,000 vehicles in 2016. The company currently has over 120,000 staff, 36 manufacturing plants and 12,700 points of sale throughout the world. In order to meet the main technology challenges of the future and to apply a strategy of profitable growth, Renault is focusing on: international expansion; synergy between its three marques (Renault, Dacia, and Renault Samsung Motors); electric vehicles, through its unique alliance with Nissan. With a new Formula 1 competition team, and its strong commitment to Formula E, Renault supports motor sports to boost innovation and to promote its brand image.