L2P adds electric vehicle

May 13, 2024 BY

City of Greater Geelong mayor Trent Sullivan, L2P learner driver Elizabeth Fuller and L2P volunteer Andrew Clearly test out the new vehicle. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE City of Greater Geelong have expanded the cars available in their L2P program, adding an electric vehicle to their fleet.

Funded by The Transport Accident Commission, the program allows those aged between 16 and 21 who have limited access to a vehicle or supervising driver to gain experience on the roads.

The new MG4 will be based in Grovedale and is the ninth car to be added, also making it the first electric vehicle in the program statewide.

City of Greater Geelong mayor Trent Sullivan said without access to a car or supervising driver 120 hours of driving isn’t possible.

“A driver’s license equals freedom and independence for a young person, so the L2P program is truly life changing.”

“The bonus behind driving practice is that many of the learners and our amazing volunteer mentors develop great friendships that carry on well into the future.”

The L2P program has added an electric vehicle to their program.


The additional vehicle was sponsored by the Give Where You Live Foundation, with support from Rex Gorell, Austeng, Godins and J B Scott Pty Ltd.

L2P volunteer Andrew Cleary proposed the idea of an electric car and brought together the businesses who sponsor the vehicle to make it happen.

As part of the expansion, an existing vehicle will be moved to Ocean Grove, where there is a high demand for the service.

In 2023, 186 leaner drivers participated in the program with 65 learners gaining their licence.

For more information on the program, head to geelongaustralia.com.au