Transportation Sector
British Columbia and Territories
Table 8: GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 18.9   25.4 23.8 23.8 24.4 23.9 24.3
Passenger Transportation 10.7   12.2 11.9 11.5 11.9 11.7 12.0
Freight Transportation 7.8   12.2 10.9 11.4 11.5 11.3 11.2
Off-Road2 0.5   0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 5.2   3.8 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6
Passenger Light Trucks 2.1   3.5 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.9
Freight Light Trucks 1.1   1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6
Medium Trucks 1.2   4.4 4.1 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.4
Heavy Trucks 1.9   2.2 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.6
Motorcycles 0.0   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 0.1
Urban Transit 0.3   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Inter-City Buses 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Passenger Air 2.6   4.3 4.6 4.0 4.2 3.9 3.9
Freight Air 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Passenger Rail 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Freight Rail 1.4   0.5 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.7
Marine 2.1   3.6 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.1 1.8
Off-Road2 0.5   0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1

Shares (%)
Cars 27.7   15.1 14.7 14.9 14.6 14.9 14.9
Passenger Light Trucks 10.9   13.8 14.0 14.4 14.7 15.5 16.2
Freight Light Trucks 5.7   5.7 5.7 5.9 5.9 6.2 6.4
Medium Trucks 6.4   17.4 17.4 17.7 18.6 18.4 18.3
Heavy Trucks 10.0   8.6 8.5 9.5 10.3 10.6 10.8
Motorcycles 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
School Buses 0.9   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Urban Transit 1.8   1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.3
Inter-City Buses 0.6   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Passenger Air 13.9   17.1 19.4 17.0 17.1 16.2 16.2
Freight Air 0.5   0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Passenger Rail 0.3   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Freight Rail 7.3   2.0 2.8 2.8 2.2 2.8 2.7
Marine 11.3   14.3 11.0 11.3 9.8 8.7 7.5
Off-Road2 2.4   3.5 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.4
Passenger Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.8   68.3 68.1 67.9 67.8 67.9 68.0
Freight Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 71.6   71.3 71.2 71.2 71.0 70.9 70.8

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production.
2) “Off Road” includes vehicles not registered for on-road travel such as ATVs, snowmobiles, golf carts and some military vehicles.