More on the EVC-iDRIVE
EVC-iDRIVE is a throttle enhancement device that connects in minutes, yet gives endless enjoyment.
Your late model car, or ute uses a fly-by-wire accelerator pedal system that is designed to take into consideration all manner of inputs before the computer responds by opening the throttle. This causes unexpected delays, and is annoying, if not at times, dangerous.
The ECU must consider Torque management, Engine pinging, atmospheric conditions, and many more parameters. Built ‘for the masses” they don’t take into consideration YOU the driver. That’s right, you have now been relegated to just one of many inputs. Take back the control with an EVC-iDRIVE. Give yourself the freedom to adjust the driving characteristics of your RV, Car or Ute now!
Cure the associated delay with an EVC-iDRIVE unit. You’ll be glad you did.
The EVC-iDRIVE remains completely adjustable, and rather than negating the need for a tune, the EVC-iDRIVE actually enhances them.
CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGES OF ALL PEDAL PLUGS THE IDRIVE FIT.
Some Common Questions
Can’t find the EVC-iDRIVE I require?
Use the search on the home page to enter your Make / Model and Year. If your vehicle is not listed you can contact us if you know your vehicle has a fly-by-wire and is post 2000. Unplug the pedal plug and Click here to see if you can match any of the plugs.
Still unsure? Call us on 0800 334727 or visit us at:- 3K Henry Rose Place, Albany. Auckland 0632
Does EVC-iDRIVE void my warranty?
Great question, we’re glad you’re thinking of the longevity of your vehicle. Typically, any modification you perform to your car (including wheel & tyre changes) has the potential to void that part of your warranty if it can be proven that the modification caused a fault. in 6 years since we launched iDRIVE into Australasia, We’re not aware of any situation where this has been the case.
Should I remove the EVC-iDRIVE when I get it serviced?
No. To be honest, many dealers in New Zealand and Australia sell, install or recommend iDRIVE. Still others incorrectly see it as a ‘Boost Controller’ It’s nothing of the sort.
Is EVC-iDRIVE safer than a remap or tune?
We believe so, yes! iDRIVE does not infringe on Factory ECU mappings, so is very unlikely to cause any issue. Remapping whilst effective, relies heavily on the providers skill set. There have been issues too, with remapping voiding engine warranties even when they may or may not have caused an engine related issue.
Do i need a cert if I fit an EVC-iDRIVE?
No. LVVTA advise that only modifications like a chip, or a tune require a certification to be legal on New Zealand roads. If you have an iDRIVE and a WOF officer advises you need a cert, please contact us, we will help. The EVC-iDRIVE is acknowledged at LVVTA as not requiring a modification cert.
Does it just work on Automatics?
EVC-iDRIVE is equally at home on Automatics and Manual transmissions. There are settings on each unit that can change the programming of EVC-iDRIVE to suit the transmission type in the car.
Can I keep my EVC-iDRIVE when I update to a new car?
Mostly, yes – Most vehicle manufacturers tend to use only one or two pedal assemblies. Chances are, if you are upgrading to the newer model, the EVC-iDRIVE will simply swap over, and you can return your old car to factory performance in minutes. Contact us if you have any questions about changing vehicles.
How long does it take to install?
Installation is simple, and most owners can manage it in a few minutes. If you can change a headlight bulb, you can install EVC-iDRIVE. Still not comfortable? We can install it for you usually at no charge (at our Albany showroom), or we can put you in touch with one of our nationwide distributors.
Just installed and see nothing on the display?
This is a simple fix. Please check the plug and make sure you line up the colored wires to be the same on both sides.