Get to know us

GIREVE is a start-up created in 2013 by leading players in electric mobility : Renault, CNR, la Caisse des Dépôts, EDF et Enedis.

“Electricity has the potential to increase the energy efficiency of road vehicles and contribute to a CO2 reduction in transport. It is a power source that is indispensable for the deployment of electric vehicles… which can contribute to improving air quality and reducing noise in urban/suburban agglomerations and other densely populated areas”. (AFI Directive 2014/94/UE).

Today, GIREVE is contributing to building an open market for electric mobility services, in order to support the development of this type of sustainable mobility. In the near future, when electric mobility goes mainstream, smart charging technologies will be key to ensuring the stability of the electricity grid. Such technologies make real-time data exchange between the range of actors even more essential.

GIREVE is already involved in this second stage of the development of the ecosystem, with the study and development of cutting-edge services to facilitate the energy transition.

TIMELINE

Creation of the company

Creation of GIREVE, a digital platform for electric mobility.

BOOST! E-POI: LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN CHARGING POINTS REPOSITORY: STATIC DATA

Commercial launch of BOOST! e-POI services which give access to GIREVE’s charging point repository, comprising a “static” data set (location, technical characteristics, access conditions, etc.) in a standardized format (eMI3).

PUBLICATION OF THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE

Publication of the European Directive 94/2014 paved the way for European roaming: “The charging point operators shall be allowed to provide customers with charging services for electric vehicles on a contractual basis, including in the name and on behalf of other service providers”.

BOOST! CHARGE: LAUNCH OF ROAMING SERVICES FOR CHARGING

Commercial launch of the BOOST! charge services: roaming services for charging, enabling third-party customers to charge vehicles on any charging networks, via subscription to an e-mobility service provider of their choice.

“PAN-EUROPEAN INITIATIVE” AGREEMENTS

A European initiative launched with the aim of connecting European roaming platforms, enabling simple and seamless access to electric vehicle charging networks in Europe.

BOOST! E-POI: LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN CHARGING POINT REPOSITORY: DYNAMIC DATA

Commercial launch of BOOST! e-POI services, which give access to GIREVE’s charging point repository, comprising “static” AND “dynamic” data sets (real-time information on the availability and occupancy status of the charging points) in a standardized format.

ROAMING FOR CHARGING FACILITIES IS ROLLED OUT IN FRANCE

Roaming for charging becomes a reality in FRANCE with the connection of two national charging networks to GIREVE.

DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE

Connection of European operators in Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Romania, Norway, Czech Republic, Lettonia, Hungary, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Slovakia, Ireland and Luxembourg

Booking and Clearing services release

GIREVE released two new services, to help operators manage booking and invoicing in roaming situations, to the benefit of the EV driver.

GIREVE is now compatible with OCPI

GIREVE joined the OCPI board on July, 2018 and made its technical platform compatible with the open OCPI protocol.

Messaging service release

A messaging feature was released for operators to get access to the right contact person easily for negotiation and operational exchanges.

Nomination of Eric Plaquet as President

In September 2020, Eric Plaquet took over as President of GIREVE, the European roaming platform at the heart of e-mobility.

Dispute service release

GIREVE developed a dispute feature on the Connect Place, to enable operators to handle and follow-up disputes on charging sessions.

The team

Eric Plaquet

Eric Plaquet

President

Eric Plaquet spent most of his career developing high value-added services for companies all around the world, notably in the automotive and EV industries. He joined GIREVE as President in 2020.

Sales & Marketing

Armand Gallet

Armand Gallet

Business Development Manager

A graduate from French and German engineering universities, Armand first worked in the mobility field in Europe. He joined GIREVE in 2019 to accelerate the business growth with EMP and CPO with a focus on German speaking markets.

Jingjing MA

Jingjing MA

Business Development Manager

Coming from China, Jingjing worked in Paris and London as a Business Developer in very diverse fields of activity and for international clients. He joined GIREVE in 2018 to develop the activity towards European EMP and CPO.

Marie Bonnefous

Marie Bonnefous

Communications manager

Marie joined several startups for brand creation projects. She joined GIREVE in may 2018 to enhance the brand’s visibility and communication towards its different audiences.

Vianney Devienne

Vianney Devienne

Sales & Marketing Director

Vianney started his career in business engineering in aeronautics before becoming the sales director of a charging station manufacturer, where he developed extensive knowledge of the electric mobility market.

Operations & Data Management

Belkacem Amrouche

Belkacem Amrouche

Operations Back Office officer

Belkacem joined GIREVE in 2019. He’s backing up the Operations team, focusing on data processing and helping improve processes.

Camille de Paysac

Camille de Paysac

Operations Front Office Manager

After starting her career in company service management, Camille contributed to the development of a start-up specialized in e-business. Since 2016, she has been taking part in improving GIREVE’s charging point repository and client service.

Chantal Maire

Chantal Maire

Operations Back Office officer

After experiencing database management and CRM implementation in a diocese based in Nanterre, Chantal joined GIREVE in september 2018 to qualify and improve the charging points repository.

Fernando Pensado

Fernando Pensado

Operations Front Office Officer

After working for several SaaS startups (finance, social network) in product and B2B customer relationship management, Fernando joined GIREVE in 2020 to take care of the operational relation with customers.

Mialy Riglet

Mialy Riglet

Operations Front Office Officer

Mialy worked in customer relationship for a long time, holding a position mixing commercial and relationship skills. She joined GIREVE in September 2018 to take care of the operational relation with customers.

Nicolas Villalba

Nicolas Villalba

Back Office officer

Nicolas helped create reporting tools for Peugeot after studying information systems. He joined GIREVE in january 2018 for charging points’ static data repository optimization.

Sophie Duval

Sophie Duval

Operations Director

For 15 years, Sophie helped create and develop tech startup. She joined GIREVE to lead services production, charging point repository management and client service.

IT & Innovation

Cédric Rodrigues

Cédric Rodrigues

Product Owner - New Services

After several experiences in digital project management, Cédric joined GIREVE’s Innovation department in 2020 as part of his studies to develop new services related to finances.

Jean-Marc Rives

Jean-Marc Rives

CTO

Jean-Marc started his career in the Renault Group, where he worked on several major industrial projects. He acquired extensive experience in high-availability IT architecture and innovation management.

Jérôme Buffetaut

Jérôme Buffetaut

IT projects manager

After several IT projects in operational maintenance, Jérôme joined GIREVE in 2020. He works on both operational and strategic levels regarding applicative architectures.

Leila Khial

Leila Khial

Project Manager - Data Science

Leila joined GIREVE in 2020 while studying at ESGI in Paris. As part of the data team, she is in charge of data modeling, system creation and planification.

Margaux Vandeville

Margaux Vandeville

Project Manager - New Services

Margaux has worked in IT strategy consulting for companies and public service. She joined GIREVE in 2019 to focus on new services development projects.

Marion Arles

Marion Arles

Innovations & New Services Manager

Marion has been advising companies in the fields of energetic transition and entrepreneurship for 6 years. She joined GIREVE in 2018 on new servicecs related projects.

Sarah Laadoua

Sarah Laadoua

Data project Manager

After graduating from engineering studies, Sarah joined GIREVE’s IT and data team in December 2019 to enhance service offers, for instance using AI mechanisms.

Sasan Minaeian

Sasan Minaeian

Production manager

A creator of IT startups, Sasan has driven numerous IT projects. He is responsible for the operational monitoring of GIREVE’s platform, and manages the support service for partners.

Sefkan Beyaz

Sefkan Beyaz

Project Manager - Run

Sefkan is studying IT at Paris Nanterre University. He joined GIREVE in August, 2020, in support to the platform’s organisation, supervision and operation follow-up.

Sofian Dani

Sofian Dani

API Manager Data Analyst

Sofian joined GIREVE in 2019. His mission focus on supervising platforms and make operational follow-up, identifying needs and looking for patterns of behaviours.

Thomas Fousse

Thomas Fousse

IT projects manager

Thomas joined GIREVE in 2016 after working at PSA on connected vehicles and BI-related project, among others. He is in charge of technical connection of GIREVE partners and platform evolutions.

Yanis Amraoui

Yanis Amraoui

Connection Project Manager

Our shareholders

For Renault, electric mobility is THE solution to drastically reduce CO2 emissions, urban pollution and oil dependency.

With its hydropower, wind and photovoltaic energy production capacity, CNR is the leading French producer of 100% renewable electricity.

The Caisse des Dépôts Group is a state-owned group and a long-term investor in the general interest and the country’s economic development.

EDF, a supplier of low-carbon energies and solutions, has long been committed to the development of electric mobility.

Enedis’ mission is two-fold: the distribution of energy to charging stations, energy-consumption monitoring at delivery points and transmission of data for invoicing.

The FMET, managed by DEMETER, has become a shareholder of GIREVE in 2017. Its investments focus on infrastructures fostering the ecological modernisation of transport.