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ESB operates right across the electricity market: from generation, through transmission and distribution to the supply of customers with an expanding presence in the Great Britain generation market. In addition we extract further value through supplying gas and using our networks to carry fibre for telecommunications. ESB is the owner of the distribution and transmission networks in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It has a 47% share of generation in the all-island market and a 37% share of electricity supply in the all-island market with 1.4 million customer accounts. ESB contributes over €2billion annually to the Irish economy through dividends, investments, taxes and jobs. ESB provides significant employment both directly, with 7,600 employees, and indirectly through contractors and service providers.
ESB believes in the electrification of transport as a means to creating a clean energy future, powered by electricity. To that end, we have developed a comprehensive public charging network, with more than 1,100 standard and fast charge points across the island of Ireland. These are located at shopping centres, car parks and on-street with fast charge points located on all major inter-urban routes. The fast chargers can typically charge a car to 80% in less than 30 minutes. ESB’s electric vehicle business has recently expanded into the UK when the company was selected as a rapid charging supplier on Transport for London’s (TfL) Concession Framework Contract. Since then the company has been deploying a rapid charging infrastructure and associated customer services for electric vehicle drivers across London.
Read more here, www.esb.ie
Groupe Renault 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 2016 Renault was the ninth biggest automaker in the world by production volume. By 2017, the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance had become the world’s biggest seller of light vehicles, bumping Volkswagen AG off the top spot.
Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, the Renault group is made up of the namesake Renault marque and subsidiaries, Alpine, Automobile Dacia from Romania, Renault Samsung Motors from South Korea, and AvtoVAZ from Russia. Renault has a 43.4% controlling stake in Nissan of Japan, and a 1.55% stake in Daimler AG of Germany. Renault also owns subsidiaries RCI Banque, Renault Retail Group and Motrio. Renault has various joint ventures, including Oyak-Renault , Renault Pars. Carlos Ghosn is the current chairman and CEO. The French government owns a 15% share of Renault.
Renault Trucks, previously known as Renault Véhicules Industriels, has been part of AB Volvo since 2001. Renault Agriculture became 100% owned by German agricultural equipment manufacturer CLAAS in 2008.
Together Renault and Nissan invested €4 billion (US$5.16 billion) in eight electric vehicles over three to four years beginning in 2011.
Renault is known for its role in motor sport, particularly rallying, Formula 1 and Formula E. Its early work on mathematical curve modeling for car bodies is important in the history of computer graphics.
Read more here: www.renault.ie