Transportation Sector
Canada
Table 7: Secondary Energy Use by Transportation Mode
  1990   2015 2016
Total Energy Use (PJ) 1,877.9   2,636.3 2,617.9
Passenger Transportation 1,154.0   1,382.1 1,409.9
Freight Transportation 670.5   1,139.2 1,090.2
Off-Road1 53.3   114.9 117.8

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 705.5   536.5 532.1
Passenger Light Trucks 215.5   513.2 542.5
Freight Light Trucks 97.6   201.5 213.0
Medium Trucks 120.6   300.8 290.9
Heavy Trucks 253.6   469.2 429.4
Motorcycles 2.4   5.5 5.6
School Buses 13.5   11.3 12.4
Urban Transit 24.6   38.7 34.1
Inter-City Buses 7.9   5.1 4.4
Passenger Air 180.9   269.7 276.7
Freight Air 6.5   5.6 6.0
Passenger Rail 3.8   2.0 2.0
Freight Rail 85.7   88.9 81.5
Marine 106.5   73.3 69.6
Off-Road1 53.3   114.9 117.8

Shares (%)
Cars 37.6   20.4 20.3
Passenger Light Trucks 11.5   19.5 20.7
Freight Light Trucks 5.2   7.6 8.1
Medium Trucks 6.4   11.4 11.1
Heavy Trucks 13.5   17.8 16.4
Motorcycles 0.1   0.2 0.2
School Buses 0.7   0.4 0.5
Urban Transit 1.3   1.5 1.3
Inter-City Buses 0.4   0.2 0.2
Passenger Air 9.6   10.2 10.6
Freight Air 0.3   0.2 0.2
Passenger Rail 0.2   0.1 0.1
Freight Rail 4.6   3.4 3.1
Marine 5.7   2.8 2.7
Off-Road1 2.8   4.4 4.5

Activity
Passenger-kilometres2 (millions) 491,843   765,401 793,401
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 575,085   971,092 975,654
Passenger Transportation Energy Intensity2 (MJ/Pkm) 2.27   1.78 1.75
Freight Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 1.17   1.17 1.12

Footnotes:

1) “Off Road” includes vehicles not registered for on-road travel such as ATVs, snowmobiles, golf carts and some military vehicles.
2) Excludes non-commercial aviation.