Transportation Sector
Canada
Table 15: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 1,441.1   2,080.7 2,074.9 2,123.7 2,089.4 2,091.2
Passenger Road Transportation 969.3   1,105.9 1,096.6 1,118.5 1,084.8 1,099.3
Freight Road Transportation 471.8   974.8 978.2 1,005.1 1,004.7 991.9

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 705.5   577.6 565.0 562.5 533.4 530.9
Passenger Light Trucks 215.5   460.1 468.4 489.4 487.8 507.6
Freight Light Trucks 97.6   179.7 184.9 193.0 192.7 199.6
Medium Trucks 120.6   305.4 302.3 317.0 314.8 305.4
Heavy Trucks 253.6   489.7 491.1 495.2 497.2 486.9
Motorcycles 2.4   5.4 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.5
School Buses 13.5   16.3 14.4 13.1 12.1 12.2
Urban Transit 24.6   41.1 38.0 42.0 39.8 37.3
Inter-City Buses 7.9   5.4 5.2 6.0 6.2 5.8

Shares (%)
Cars 49.0   27.8 27.2 26.5 25.5 25.4
Passenger Light Trucks 15.0   22.1 22.6 23.0 23.3 24.3
Freight Light Trucks 6.8   8.6 8.9 9.1 9.2 9.5
Medium Trucks 8.4   14.7 14.6 14.9 15.1 14.6
Heavy Trucks 17.6   23.5 23.7 23.3 23.8 23.3
Motorcycles 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
School Buses 0.9   0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6
Urban Transit 1.7   2.0 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.8
Inter-City Buses 0.5   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 423,738   587,638 583,862 594,569 573,881 584,147
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 134,572   302,611 313,580 327,845 341,750 354,985
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.29   1.88 1.88 1.88 1.89 1.88
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.51   3.22 3.12 3.07 2.94 2.79
Road Transportation GHG Emissions (Mt of CO2e) 100.5   143.6 142.8 145.9 143.3 143.5
Passenger Road Transportation 67.8   75.1 74.2 75.5 72.9 74.0
Freight Road Transportation 32.8   68.4 68.6 70.4 70.4 69.5

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 49.3   39.1 38.2 37.9 35.8 35.7
Passenger Light Trucks 15.1   31.3 31.7 33.0 32.8 34.2
Freight Light Trucks 6.7   12.2 12.5 13.0 12.9 13.4
Medium Trucks 8.2   21.3 21.0 22.1 21.9 21.3
Heavy Trucks 17.8   35.0 35.1 35.4 35.5 34.8
Motorcycles 0.2   0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
School Buses 0.9   1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9
Urban Transit 1.7   2.8 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.5
Inter-City Buses 0.6   0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Shares (%)
Cars 49.1   27.3 26.7 26.0 25.0 24.9
Passenger Light Trucks 15.1   21.8 22.2 22.6 22.9 23.8
Freight Light Trucks 6.7   8.5 8.7 8.9 9.0 9.3
Medium Trucks 8.2   14.8 14.7 15.1 15.3 14.8
Heavy Trucks 17.7   24.4 24.6 24.2 24.8 24.2
Motorcycles 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
School Buses 0.9   0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6
Urban Transit 1.7   2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.7
Inter-City Buses 0.6   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.9   67.9 67.7 67.5 67.2 67.4
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.5   70.2 70.1 70.1 70.0 70.0
GHG Emissions Related to Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1