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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

The team

Gilles Bernard

Gilles Bernard

Chairman of the Board

A former member of EDF and ERDF, Gilles has been deeply involved in the French national program for the development of electromobility.
In July 2013, he was appointed chairman of the board. He is also chairman of the French Association for roaming for electric vehicles (AFIREV).

Bruno Lebrun

Bruno Lebrun

CEO

Bruno started his career in the French defense procurement agency, before joining the Renault Group in 2000. He held several positions in IT and in the Renault-Nissan Alliance team in charge of electric vehicle development.

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.

Vianney Devienne

Vianney Devienne

Sales and 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.

Jnigjing MA

Jnigjing MA

Business Developer

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.

Quentin Genissel

Quentin Genissel

Innovations Project Manager (Master PIC)

After graduating from the French business school EDHEC, Quentin went to study at the French school Polytechnique, in a Master PIC (Project - Innovation - Creation). He joined GIREVE to spend his one-year internship on innovation and service creation topics.

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.

Léonard de Paysac

Léonard de Paysac

Operations Front Office Manager

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

Mialy Ranaivoson

Mialy Ranaivoson

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.

Fabienne Déhan

Fabienne Déhan

Operations Back Office officer

Fabienne already worked in the automotive field before joining GIREVE in September, 2018. She is in charge of qualifying and improving the charging points repository.

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.

Olivier Cornic

Olivier Cornic

IT manager

Olivier worked on carsharing and connected vehicles projects at Renault company. He joined GIREVE in may 2017 to manage information systems and to develop new projects and services.

Sasan Minaeian

Sasan Minaeian

Systems 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.

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.

Marion Arles

Marion Arles

Innovations & New Services Manager

Since 2004, Marion has been advising companies in the fields of energetic transition and entrepreneurship. She joined GIREVE in 2018 to help bringing in ideas regarding new services and business models, then to prioritize and implement them.

Coline Pouille

Coline Pouille

Innovations Project Manager (Master PIC)

Coline went to study a Master PIC (Project - Innovation - Creation) at the French school Polytechnique, after graduating from the French business school HEC. She joined GIREVE in September 2018 to focus on creating new services during her one-year internship.

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.