Transportation Sector
British Columbia and Territories
Table 12: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 175.6   216.2 224.2 236.5 236.4 243.1
Passenger Road Transportation 115.0   108.3 111.3 114.6 115.6 119.6
Freight Road Transportation 60.7   107.9 112.9 121.8 120.8 123.5

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 75.5   51.7 52.7 53.0 52.9 54.0
Passenger Light Trucks 29.5   48.9 50.8 53.1 55.3 58.3
Freight Light Trucks 16.0   20.3 20.8 21.6 22.2 23.3
Medium Trucks 17.8   59.2 60.5 65.0 63.1 63.4
Heavy Trucks 26.9   28.4 31.6 35.3 35.6 36.7
Motorcycles 0.4   0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
School Buses 2.6   1.8 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.6
Urban Transit 5.3   4.9 5.0 5.7 4.6 4.4
Inter-City Buses 1.7   0.6 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8

Shares (%)
Cars 43.0   23.9 23.5 22.4 22.4 22.2
Passenger Light Trucks 16.8   22.6 22.6 22.5 23.4 24.0
Freight Light Trucks 9.1   9.4 9.3 9.1 9.4 9.6
Medium Trucks 10.1   27.4 27.0 27.5 26.7 26.1
Heavy Trucks 15.3   13.1 14.1 14.9 15.0 15.1
Motorcycles 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
School Buses 1.5   0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7
Urban Transit 3.0   2.3 2.2 2.4 1.9 1.8
Inter-City Buses 1.0   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 49,390   56,194 58,325 60,121 60,145 62,501
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 15,420   23,645 25,417 28,249 28,909 30,788
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.33   1.93 1.91 1.91 1.92 1.91
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.93   4.56 4.44 4.31 4.18 4.01
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 12.1   14.8 15.4 16.2 16.2 16.7
Passenger Road Transportation 8.0   7.3 7.5 7.7 7.8 8.1
Freight Road Transportation 4.2   7.5 7.9 8.5 8.4 8.6

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 5.2   3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
Passenger Light Trucks 2.1   3.3 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.9
Freight Light Trucks 1.1   1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6
Medium Trucks 1.2   4.1 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.4
Heavy Trucks 1.9   2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.6
Motorcycles 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
School Buses 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Urban Transit 0.3   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Inter-City Buses 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Cars 43.1   23.6 23.2 22.0 21.9 21.7
Passenger Light Trucks 17.0   22.4 22.4 22.1 22.9 23.5
Freight Light Trucks 8.8   9.2 9.1 8.9 9.1 9.4
Medium Trucks 10.0   27.8 27.5 28.0 27.2 26.6
Heavy Trucks 15.6   13.7 14.7 15.6 15.7 15.7
Motorcycles 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
School Buses 1.4   0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7
Urban Transit 2.8   2.0 1.9 2.1 2.0 1.8
Inter-City Buses 1.0   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.3   67.5 67.2 67.2 67.4 67.5
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 68.9   69.8 69.8 69.8 69.8 69.8

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production.