Renault is a French manufacturer of cars for both luxury and tourism, commercial vehicles and racing cars. It is the founding brand of Groupe Renault , an automotive conglomerate. Renault has competed countless times as a manufacturer in Formula 1 from 1977 to 1985 , the period in which it developed and introduced turbocharged engines in that discipline, and again from 2002 to the present. Renault has been rewarded with numerous awards for its vehicles. In addition to being a leader in electric transport vehicles since 2011, the company has since focused on hydrogen cars.