Nearly all automobiles run on gasoline or diesel, which are made from oil.  Although renewable fuel content is now a standard Canadian requirement, ethanol represented only 1.27% of total residential energy use in British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunuvut in 2010.
On average in 2010, passenger vehicles
consumed 70.63 GJ and
emitted 6.23 GHG tonnes per household.
To learn how oil moves from the ground to your gas tank, click on the blue icons above….
Residents in British Columbia can participate in the government's Clean Energy Vehicle Program, which provides financial incentives to purchase new electric, hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell or compressed natural gas vehicles.