Transportation Sector
Atlantic
Table 12: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 129.3   154.0 149.8 150.9 146.6 147.6 148.0
Passenger Road Transportation 87.7   94.1 91.6 91.2 90.0 91.0 94.3
Freight Road Transportation 41.6   59.9 58.3 59.7 56.6 56.6 53.6

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 56.4   49.5 48.0 47.6 47.1 47.2 48.7
Passenger Light Trucks 25.7   36.4 36.4 37.0 36.4 37.5 39.5
Freight Light Trucks 7.4   10.6 10.6 10.7 10.6 10.9 11.4
Medium Trucks 9.1   14.1 12.9 12.3 13.1 13.0 13.3
Heavy Trucks 25.1   35.3 34.8 36.7 32.9 32.7 29.0
Motorcycles 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
School Buses 1.2   2.3 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.6
Urban Transit 3.1   4.5 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.4
Inter-City Buses 1.1   1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8

Shares (%)
Cars 43.6   32.1 32.0 31.5 32.2 32.0 32.9
Passenger Light Trucks 19.9   23.6 24.3 24.5 24.8 25.4 26.7
Freight Light Trucks 5.7   6.9 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.4 7.7
Medium Trucks 7.0   9.1 8.6 8.2 9.0 8.8 9.0
Heavy Trucks 19.4   22.9 23.2 24.3 22.5 22.1 19.6
Motorcycles 0.2   0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
School Buses 0.9   1.5 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1
Urban Transit 2.4   2.9 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3
Inter-City Buses 0.8   0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 41,145   51,060 49,461 49,524 50,108 49,413 51,603
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 12,863   20,960 20,764 21,446 18,686 17,829 17,282
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.13   1.84 1.85 1.84 1.80 1.84 1.83
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.24   2.86 2.81 2.78 3.03 3.17 3.10
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 9.0   10.9 10.5 10.6 10.2 10.3 10.3
Passenger Road Transportation 6.1   6.6 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.3 6.5
Freight Road Transportation 2.9   4.2 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.8

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 3.9   3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.3
Passenger Light Trucks 1.8   2.6 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.7
Freight Light Trucks 0.5   0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8
Medium Trucks 0.6   1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Heavy Trucks 1.8   2.5 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.3 2.1
Motorcycles 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
School Buses 0.1   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Urban Transit 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2
Inter-City Buses 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Cars 43.4   32.0 31.8 31.2 31.8 31.6 32.5
Passenger Light Trucks 19.9   23.7 24.3 24.5 24.7 25.3 26.5
Freight Light Trucks 5.7   6.9 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.7
Medium Trucks 6.9   9.0 8.6 8.1 9.0 8.9 9.0
Heavy Trucks 19.7   23.1 23.5 24.7 22.9 22.6 20.1
Motorcycles 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
School Buses 0.9   1.5 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1
Urban Transit 2.4   2.9 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4
Inter-City Buses 0.9   0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.3   70.5 70.1 69.8 69.4 69.1 68.7
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 70.0   70.7 70.7 70.6 70.5 70.4 70.3

Footnotes:

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