A true partnership built for and by the community, Belmont Trolley aims to provide unprecedented opportunities in Gaston County and the great state of North Carolina.
Powering the trolley of the future
In partnership with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte William States Lee College of Engineering, Belmont Trolley is developing a state-of-the-art power system.
Utilizing an innovative design featuring rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to fuel our trolleys, we’re building a long-term, sustainable energy strategy to establish Gaston County as a leader in electric-powered rail transportation.
Wireless power transfer (WPT), also called inductive power transfer (IPT), is the transfer of power from a transmitter system to a receiver system via a magnetic field without a wire connection between them.
The technology works in essentially the same way as charging a cell phone using a wireless charging pad, only on a much grander scale.