Since January, Jan Petersen has been in charge of developing forward-looking transportation solutions at Total in Germany. He is heading a new division that aims to install not only ultrafast chargers but also hydrogen and natural gas stations. Bruno Daude-Lagrave, the chief executive of Total Deutschland, said the company created the department to respond quickly to market changes and make an active contribution to emissions reduction. He added that the main goal of Total is to be able to provide the energy needed for future generations of vehicles, a goal that can only be achieved by using a combination of different technologies.
Petersen, who has degrees in physics and engineering management, used to work for Elf and Tyczka Totalgaz, both of which are now owned by the Total Group. He was also the director of retail and consumer business at Total Deutschland and the managing director of Total Mineralöl.