Transportation Sector
British Columbia and Territories
Table 12: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2015 2016
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 175.6   241.1 244.5
Passenger Road Transportation 115.0   121.6 129.8
Freight Road Transportation 60.7   119.5 114.8

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 75.5   54.7 57.6
Passenger Light Trucks 29.5   59.1 65.4
Freight Light Trucks 16.0   23.7 25.8
Medium Trucks 17.8   61.5 58.3
Heavy Trucks 26.9   34.3 30.7
Motorcycles 0.4   0.5 0.5
School Buses 2.6   1.4 1.5
Urban Transit 5.3   5.1 4.2
Inter-City Buses 1.7   0.7 0.5

Shares (%)
Cars 43.0   22.7 23.5
Passenger Light Trucks 16.8   24.5 26.7
Freight Light Trucks 9.1   9.8 10.6
Medium Trucks 10.1   25.5 23.8
Heavy Trucks 15.3   14.2 12.5
Motorcycles 0.2   0.2 0.2
School Buses 1.5   0.6 0.6
Urban Transit 3.0   2.1 1.7
Inter-City Buses 1.0   0.3 0.2

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 49,390   63,175 67,027
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 15,478   30,136 30,597
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.33   1.92 1.94
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.92   3.96 3.75
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 12.1   16.5 16.6
Passenger Road Transportation 8.0   8.2 8.7
Freight Road Transportation 4.2   8.3 8.0

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 5.2   3.7 3.9
Passenger Light Trucks 2.1   4.0 4.4
Freight Light Trucks 1.1   1.6 1.7
Medium Trucks 1.2   4.3 4.0
Heavy Trucks 1.9   2.4 2.2
Motorcycles 0.0   0.0 0.0
School Buses 0.2   0.1 0.1
Urban Transit 0.3   0.3 0.3
Inter-City Buses 0.1   0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Cars 43.1   22.3 23.2
Passenger Light Trucks 17.0   24.1 26.4
Freight Light Trucks 8.8   9.6 10.4
Medium Trucks 10.0   26.1 24.3
Heavy Trucks 15.6   14.8 13.1
Motorcycles 0.2   0.2 0.2
School Buses 1.4   0.6 0.6
Urban Transit 2.8   1.9 1.6
Inter-City Buses 1.0   0.3 0.2
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.3   67.2 66.9
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 68.9   69.7 69.3

Footnotes:

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