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31/01/2020 Press release

TOTAL strengthens its commitment to mobility of the future

Jan Petersen, neue Direktion

New structure to shape change in mobility


Berlin, January 31, 2020

TOTAL Deutschland GmbH is expanding its commitment to new energy sources and new forms of mobility. The first ultra-fast charging stations will be ready to operate this spring. In addition, further locations for hydrogen as well as CNG and LNG filling stations are planned. These activities will be realized and bundled in a newly created Mobility & New Energies Directorate. Under the leadership of Jan Petersen its task is to actively respond to the challenges of climate change and the increasing digitalization of the mobility sector. Jan Petersen has been part of the TOTAL Group for many years and was most recently responsible for the retail and consumer business.

"The creation of the new directorate is a clear statement for the future: We as TOTAL are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible", explains Bruno Daude-Lagrave, Managing Director of TOTAL Deutschland. "The new directorate Mobility & New Energies enables us to react fast to the changing market and to actively contribute to the emissions reduction."

"The first important task in my new position is to set up a powerful network of ultra-fast charging stations along the motorways", explains Jan Petersen, Director Mobility & New Energies at TOTAL. "In the fields of hydrogen and natural gas mobility TOTAL has been a pioneer for years and is constantly developing the network. In the same way, we will now consistently advance the infrastructure expansion for battery electric mobility".

By the end of 2022, the TOTAL Group will have installed around 1,000 charging points at 300 sites in Western Europe with ultra-fast charging stations that have a capacity of up to 175 kW each. Germany will have nearly 70 sites with around 200 charging points, according to current planning. "For the moment, we see the demand for ultra-fast charging especially along the motorways. To ensure a dense network we will therefore install HPC stations (High Power Charging) every 150 kilometers", explains Jan Petersen. TOTAL’s first HPC stations in Germany are currently being built at the Barsinghausen, Weißenfels, Osterfeld and Alsfeld truck stops as well as at the TOTAL station in Kirchheim Teck. They will be put into operation by spring 2020.

TOTAL has been active in the field of alternative energies for a long time: As early as 2002, the company opened its first hydrogen filling station. By the end of 2020, the network will grow to over 25 hydrogen filling stations at TOTAL locations. As a member of the H2 MOBILITY joint venture, TOTAL is part of the H2 initiative, which will reach the mark of 100 stations in Germany this year.

At around 90 TOTAL filling stations customers can also fill up with natural gas (CNG). In the coming months, the first stations, among them the Hirschberg/A5, Geiselwind, Schopsdorf, Osterfeld, Großweitzschen and Alsfeld truck stops, will be offering liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy-duty vehicles.

TOTAL is well prepared for the growing number of battery-electric cars and already offers charging stations at several locations – mostly in cooperation with partners. A next step will be to offer charging station concepts as a service at new locations, e.g. in office buildings or public spaces.  

A further priority of the new directorate is the digitalization of offers and application fields. TOTAL is already successful in the fuel card business with numerous services, such as the introduction of cashless payment via its e-wallet which is also used in car sharing. Other mobility services will be systematically developed. "If our customers are increasingly opting for alternative energies, we can offer them suitable and attractive services with the TOTAL Card that covers all forms of energy," says Petersen.

"Above all, our goal at TOTAL is one thing: to provide the energy for the mobility of the future. This can only be a mix of different technologies," explains Managing Director Daude-Lagrave. "Whatever form of mobility our customers and B2B partners choose – they can rely on us that we supply them with the right energy.”


Jan Petersen – Short portrait

Petersen, who studied physics and industrial engineering, joined ELF (now Total Group) in Berlin in 1997.

Various management functions, primarily in the IT area, took him to Leuna, Paris and Leipzig, among other places. From 2010 to 2013, he was Managing Director of Tyczka Totalgaz GmbH, based in Geretsried, where he was responsible for the marketing of liquefied gas in the German market. He then spent two years at TOTAL's headquarters in Paris in the Strategy Directorate as Vice President with worldwide responsibility for energy services and multi-energy applications. From 2016 to 2019, he headed the Retail and Consumer Business Directorate at TOTAL Deutschland GmbH and was Managing Director of TOTAL Mineralöl GmbH. Since January 2020, he has been Director Mobility & New Energies in Berlin.

Jan Petersen (53 years old) is married and has one son.


About TOTAL Deutschland GmbH

With around 1,200 stations, TOTAL operates the third largest service station network in the country and offers a wide range of energy and mobility products, including heating oil, liquid gas, lubricants, fuels for aviation and shipping, bitumen and special products for industry. The Group also operates TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland in Leuna, one of the most modern refineries in Europe. The sale of natural gas and solar solutions is just as much a part of the Group's activities in Germany as the chemicals division with petrochemical products and special applications for the automotive and aviation industries. TOTAL secures more than 4,000 jobs in Germany and is continuously working on solutions for the energy supply of the future, for example by setting up hydrogen filling stations.


About the Marketing & Services division of Total

The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 109 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing & Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 14,000 service stations in 62 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing & Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.


About Total

Total is a major energy player that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

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