Transportation Sector
Atlantic
Table 12: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 129.3   170.6 159.8 139.0 137.4 142.9
Passenger Road Transportation 87.7   102.6 102.6 87.2 83.6 87.7
Freight Road Transportation 41.6   68.1 57.2 51.8 53.8 55.2

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 56.4   48.7 48.9 40.3 37.5 38.5
Passenger Light Trucks 25.7   45.9 47.7 41.2 40.3 43.7
Freight Light Trucks 7.4   13.2 13.7 11.8 11.6 12.5
Medium Trucks 9.1   16.8 13.9 12.3 12.7 13.0
Heavy Trucks 25.1   38.1 29.6 27.7 29.5 29.6
Motorcycles 0.2   0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5
School Buses 1.2   2.1 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.2
Urban Transit 3.1   4.8 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.3
Inter-City Buses 1.1   0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6

Shares (%)
Cars 43.6   28.5 30.6 29.0 27.3 26.9
Passenger Light Trucks 19.9   26.9 29.9 29.6 29.3 30.6
Freight Light Trucks 5.7   7.7 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.8
Medium Trucks 7.0   9.8 8.7 8.8 9.2 9.1
Heavy Trucks 19.4   22.3 18.5 19.9 21.5 20.7
Motorcycles 0.2   0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
School Buses 0.9   1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Urban Transit 2.4   2.8 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.3
Inter-City Buses 0.8   0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 41,468   58,413 57,577 49,263 46,972 49,557
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 12,710   20,947 17,339 16,420 17,973 19,178
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.11   1.76 1.78 1.77 1.78 1.77
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.27   3.25 3.30 3.15 2.99 2.88
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 9.1   11.8 11.0 9.5 9.4 9.8
Passenger Road Transportation 6.2   7.0 7.0 5.9 5.6 5.9
Freight Road Transportation 2.9   4.8 4.0 3.6 3.8 3.9

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 4.0   3.3 3.3 2.7 2.5 2.6
Passenger Light Trucks 1.8   3.1 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.9
Freight Light Trucks 0.5   0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8
Medium Trucks 0.6   1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9
Heavy Trucks 1.8   2.7 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1
Motorcycles 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
School Buses 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Urban Transit 0.2   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Inter-City Buses 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Cars 43.6   28.0 30.2 28.5 26.8 26.5
Passenger Light Trucks 20.0   26.5 29.4 29.1 28.8 30.0
Freight Light Trucks 5.8   7.6 8.5 8.4 8.3 8.6
Medium Trucks 6.9   10.0 8.8 9.0 9.4 9.3
Heavy Trucks 19.4   23.1 19.3 20.7 22.4 21.6
Motorcycles 0.2   0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
School Buses 0.9   1.3 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Urban Transit 2.4   2.9 2.2 2.6 2.6 2.4
Inter-City Buses 0.8   0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.4
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 70.2   68.2 67.9 67.8 67.5 67.5
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.9   70.4 70.1 70.2 70.2 70.1

Footnotes:

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