Transportation Sector
Atlantic
Table 12: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 129.3   138.4 143.9 170.6 159.8 139.0 137.3
Passenger Road Transportation 87.7   85.3 88.5 102.7 102.7 87.3 83.6
Freight Road Transportation 41.6   53.0 55.4 67.9 57.1 51.7 53.8

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 56.4   43.1 43.6 48.8 49.0 40.4 37.6
Passenger Light Trucks 25.7   36.3 38.6 45.9 47.7 41.2 40.3
Freight Light Trucks 7.4   10.5 11.2 13.2 13.7 11.8 11.6
Medium Trucks 9.1   13.4 14.0 16.7 13.8 12.3 12.7
Heavy Trucks 25.1   29.1 30.2 38.0 29.5 27.6 29.5
Motorcycles 0.2   0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5
School Buses 1.2   1.6 1.6 2.1 1.5 1.2 1.2
Urban Transit 3.1   3.5 3.6 4.7 3.4 3.5 3.4
Inter-City Buses 1.1   0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6

Shares (%)
Cars 43.6   31.1 30.3 28.6 30.7 29.1 27.3
Passenger Light Trucks 19.9   26.2 26.9 26.9 29.9 29.6 29.3
Freight Light Trucks 5.7   7.6 7.8 7.7 8.6 8.5 8.4
Medium Trucks 7.0   9.7 9.7 9.8 8.7 8.8 9.2
Heavy Trucks 19.4   21.1 21.0 22.3 18.5 19.9 21.5
Motorcycles 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3
School Buses 0.9   1.1 1.1 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9
Urban Transit 2.4   2.5 2.5 2.8 2.1 2.5 2.5
Inter-City Buses 0.8   0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 41,145   47,729 49,734 58,513 57,649 49,319 47,013
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 12,863   16,445 16,963 20,918 17,308 16,394 18,162
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.13   1.79 1.78 1.76 1.78 1.77 1.78
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.24   3.23 3.27 3.25 3.30 3.15 2.96
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 9.0   9.6 9.9 11.8 10.9 9.5 9.4
Passenger Road Transportation 6.1   5.8 6.0 7.0 7.0 5.9 5.6
Freight Road Transportation 2.9   3.7 3.9 4.8 4.0 3.6 3.8

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 3.9   2.9 3.0 3.3 3.3 2.7 2.5
Passenger Light Trucks 1.8   2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 2.8 2.7
Freight Light Trucks 0.5   0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8
Medium Trucks 0.6   0.9 1.0 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.9
Heavy Trucks 1.8   2.1 2.2 2.7 2.1 2.0 2.1
Motorcycles 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
School Buses 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Urban Transit 0.2   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2
Inter-City Buses 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Cars 43.4   30.7 29.9 28.1 30.2 28.6 26.9
Passenger Light Trucks 19.9   25.9 26.5 26.5 29.4 29.1 28.8
Freight Light Trucks 5.7   7.5 7.7 7.6 8.5 8.4 8.3
Medium Trucks 6.9   9.8 9.8 9.9 8.8 9.0 9.4
Heavy Trucks 19.7   21.7 21.7 23.0 19.2 20.7 22.4
Motorcycles 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3
School Buses 0.9   1.2 1.1 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.9
Urban Transit 2.4   2.6 2.6 2.9 2.2 2.6 2.6
Inter-City Buses 0.9   0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.3   68.5 68.3 68.0 67.7 67.5 67.3
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 70.0   70.3 70.2 70.2 69.9 69.9 70.0

Footnotes:

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