Founded in 1999, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the longest-lasting cross-cultural combination among major automakers. It sells one in 10 cars globally and employs nearly 450,000 people in nearly 200 countries. Renault and Nissan are separate companies but enjoy a cross-shareholding partnership which focuses on results-driven synergies and respects brand and corporate identities. The Alliance has expanded to include collaborations with Germany's Daimler, China's Dong Feng and Russia's AvtoVAZ, among others. Renault and Nissan are the only automakers mass-producing and selling zero-emission vehicles, including the Nissan LEAF and Renault Zoe, which are 100% electric and can be fully recharged with purely renewable energy. Together, the Alliance has sold more than 200,000 electric vehicles-more than all of the other major automakers combined. The Alliance is committed to expanding the zero-emission infrastructure around the world and has agreements with over 100 cities; states and countries that are working to ensure electric vehicles are both affordable and convenient.