Innovation

Engineering the Lexus Hoverboard

Lexus has collaborated with a team of scientists from IFW Dresden and evico GmbH, who specialize in magnetic levitation technology, to finally make Marty McFly’s hoverboard a reality. The Lexus Hoverboard operates using magnetic levitation to achieve frictionless movement. Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors (made of yttrium, barium, copper, and oxygen) and 200 meters of specially designed magnetic track allow the board to hover a couple inches off the ground.