Russell Vare

Manager, Business Development
Mercedes-Benz Energy

Russell Vare leads business development for Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, the new division of Daimler providing stationary energy solutions. Mercedes-Benz Energy develops and sells products for residential, commercial and grid-scale energy storage using the same electric vehicle batteries produced for Mercedes-Benz cars. 
Russell Vare has worked at the cross-section of automotive and renewable energy for 15 years, including electric vehicles, solar PV, energy storage and vehicle-to-grid projects. He graduated with a Master’s in Public Policy from UCLA and a B.A. in Economics from UC Santa Barbara.