Passenger Transportation Explanatory Variables
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Light-Duty Vehicles
 
Sales (thousands)
Cars1,a,d 872   699 748 765 757 721
Light Trucks1,a,d 282   602 608 653 719 792
Motorcycles n.a.   n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

Stock (thousands)
Carsa,f 11,100   11,914 11,921 12,255 12,565 12,859
Light Trucksa,f 2,761   7,003 7,168 7,668 8,164 8,738
Motorcyclesa,c 306   631 661 672 688 709

Average Distance Travelled per Year (km)
Carsa 18,071   16,602 16,386 15,971 14,828 14,515
Light Trucksa 17,538   16,721 16,682 16,446 15,475 15,191
Motorcyclesa 4,770   4,543 4,500 4,420 4,172 4,090

On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
 
Carsa,g
Motor Gasoline2 10.1   8.5 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.1
Diesel Fuel Oil3 7.8   6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.8

Light Trucksa,g
Motor Gasoline2 12.9   11.5 11.4 11.3 11.3 10.9
Diesel Fuel Oil3 10.0   9.9 9.4 9.1 8.8 8.7

Motorcyclesa,e
Motor Gasoline2 4.7   5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4

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

Buses
 
Stock (thousands)a, c
School Buses 44.7   49.8 49.7 50.1 52.7 52.8
Urban Transit 25.7   28.8 29.5 29.0 28.6 27.7
Inter-City Buses 6.6   8.0 8.2 9.8 9.4 10.0

Average Distance Travelled per Year (km)a,b
School Buses 19,523   33,377 31,308 28,951 24,510 24,316
Urban Transit 47,513   75,531 69,578 69,916 67,207 64,795
Inter-City Buses 70,531   57,099 48,100 49,394 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) Include Ethanol
3) Include 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