Passenger Transportation Explanatory Variables
  1990   2014 2015
Light-Duty Vehicles
 
Sales (thousands)
Cars1,a,d 872   757 721
Light Trucks1,a,d 282   719 792
Motorcycles n.a.   n.a. n.a.

Stock (thousands)
Carsa,f 11,100   12,565 12,859
Light Trucksa,f 2,761   8,164 8,738
Motorcyclesa,c 306   688 709

Average Distance Travelled per Year (km)
Carsa 18,071   14,828 14,515
Light Trucksa 17,538   15,475 15,191
Motorcyclesa 4,770   4,172 4,090

On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
 
Carsa,g
Motor Gasoline2 10.1   8.3 8.1
Diesel Fuel Oil3 7.8   6.8 6.8

Light Trucksa,g
Motor Gasoline2 12.9   11.3 10.9
Diesel Fuel Oil3 10.0   8.8 8.7

Motorcyclesa,e
Motor Gasoline2 4.7   5.4 5.4

Lab-Tested New Vehicle Fuel Consumption3 (L/100 km)g
CAFC Standard Cars4 8.6   n.a. n.a.
CAFC Average Car Fleet4 8.2   n.a. n.a.
CAFC Standard Light Trucks4 11.8   n.a. n.a.
CAFC Average Light Truck Fleet4 11.4   n.a. n.a.

Buses
 
Stock (thousands)a, c
School Buses 44.7   52.7 52.8
Urban Transit 25.7   28.6 27.7
Inter-City Buses 6.6   9.4 10.0

Average Distance Travelled per Year (km)a,b
School Buses 19,523   24,510 24,316
Urban Transit 47,513   67,207 64,795
Inter-City Buses 70,531   43,269 42,778

Footnotes:

1) These series are representatives of vehicles produced in the model year, not for vehicles sold in that calendar year.
2) Includes Ethanol.
3) Includes Biodiesel.
4) Growth rate shown in the final column entitled "Total Growth 1990–2015" is for 1990 to 2010.

Sources:

a) Natural Resources Canada, Transportation End-Use Model, Ottawa, 2017.
b) Statistics Canada, Passenger Bus and Urban Transit Statistics, 1990–2000, Ottawa, 2002 (Cat. No. 53-215-X); The Canadian Passenger Bus and Urban Transit Industries, 2001–2010, Ottawa, 2013 (Cat. No. 50-002-X); and Tables 408-0008 and 408-0010, Ottawa, 2017 (CANSIM).
c) Statistics Canada, Road Motor Vehicle Registrations, Ottawa, 1999 (Cat. No. 53-219-X); and Statistics Canada, Motor Vehicle Registration, 2000–2015, Table 405-0004, Ottawa, 2017 (CANSIM).
d) R.L. Polk & Co., New Vehicle Registrations, 1990–2015, Southfield (Detroit), Michigan, 2017.
e) United States Department of Transportation, National Transportation Statistics, Table VM-1, 2017.
f) DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, Canadian Vehicles in Operation Census, 1990–2015, Richmond Hill (Toronto), 2017.
g) Transport Canada, Vehicle Fuel Economy Information System, 1979–2009, Ottawa, 2010