Transportation Sector
Nova Scotia
Table 7: Secondary Energy Use by Transportation Mode
  1990   2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Energy Use (PJ) 74.6   70.3 77.7 72.2 67.4 63.4 66.0
Passenger Transportation 41.4   38.5 41.2 40.3 37.0 34.1 36.0
Freight Transportation 31.8   28.3 32.9 28.3 26.8 25.7 26.4
Off-Road1 1.3   3.5 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 21.8   17.0 18.5 18.7 15.8 13.9 14.1
Passenger Light Trucks 11.0   13.9 15.9 16.3 14.2 12.9 13.9
Freight Light Trucks 3.2   4.0 4.6 4.7 4.1 3.7 4.0
Medium Trucks 3.4   5.1 5.8 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.7
Heavy Trucks 10.0   11.0 13.4 11.3 11.9 11.9 12.3
Motorcycles 0.1   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
School Buses 0.4   0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Urban Transit 0.8   0.9 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0
Inter-City Buses 0.3   0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Passenger Air 7.0   6.0 4.9 3.8 5.4 5.6 6.4
Freight Air 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Passenger Rail 0.0   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Freight Rail 0.8   1.7 2.1 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.5
Marine 14.3   6.4 6.9 5.6 4.6 4.0 3.8
Off-Road1 1.3   3.5 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7

Shares (%)
Cars 29.3   24.2 23.8 25.9 23.4 21.9 21.4
Passenger Light Trucks 14.7   19.8 20.4 22.6 21.1 20.4 21.0
Freight Light Trucks 4.3   5.7 5.9 6.5 6.1 5.9 6.0
Medium Trucks 4.6   7.2 7.5 7.0 7.1 7.3 7.2
Heavy Trucks 13.4   15.7 17.3 15.6 17.7 18.7 18.7
Motorcycles 0.1   0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
School Buses 0.5   0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Urban Transit 1.1   1.2 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.5 1.5
Inter-City Buses 0.4   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
Passenger Air 9.4   8.5 6.4 5.2 8.0 8.9 9.6
Freight Air 0.2   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Passenger Rail 0.0   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
Freight Rail 1.1   2.4 2.7 2.3 1.9 2.1 2.2
Marine 19.2   9.1 8.9 7.8 6.8 6.4 5.7
Off-Road1 1.7   5.0 4.6 4.9 5.3 5.7 5.6

Footnotes:

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