Supply Chains

Canada has the worst fuel economy in the world. Here's why

Land of gas guzzlers. Image: REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Blake Shaffer
PhD, University of Calgary
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An international comparison of vehicle emissions. Image: International Energy Agency; Chart by Blake Shaffer
Average fuel consumption for Canadian vehicles, 2005-2017. Image: International Energy Agency; Chart by Blake Shaffer
New vehicles sales in Canada shows a big shift towards trucks. Image: Statistics Canada. Chart by Blake ShafferIs bigger better?
An international comparison of vehicle weight. Image: International Energy Agency; Chart by Blake Shaffer
Plug-in electric vehicle share of new car sales (2018) Image:; ACEA, CAAM, InsideEVs, KAIDA
An international comparison of gasoline prices and average vehicle fuel consumption. Image: IEA and World Bank; Chart by Blake Shaffer
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