EVC Throttle Controller to suit KIA OPTIMA 2015 - 2020 (4th Gen)
Feel the power and UNLEASH the full potential of your vehicle with the EVC Throttle Controller.
• 4 Driving modes, 20 levels of adjustability
• 10-minute installation, 100% plug & play
• 30-day money-back guarantee
• Lifetime replacement warranty
• Hundreds of 5-star reviews
THE EVC THROTTLE CONTROLLER
Featuring 4 driving modes with 20 levels of adjustability, the EVC Throttle Controller quickly & easily improves your throttle response to suit your specific needs.
Reduces throttle response below factory parameters - the higher the sensitivity, the more controlled the throttle response becomes.
Enhances throttle response beyond factory limitations - the higher the sensitivity, the more reactive the throttle response becomes.
Automatically determines the best Ultimate Mode sensitivity for enhanced throttle response based on the pressure applied to the throttle pedal.
Bypasses the throttle controller to revert back to a factory feel.
Featuring 4 driving modes and 20 tuning settings, adjust your throttle response to suit your specific needs. Easily installed in under 15 minutes, the EVC is the DIY mechanic's solution to throttle lag; customisable for any driving terrain or situation, whether you're on the highway or off the beaten track.
The EVC provides new points of reference for your vehicle's throttle mapping, modifying the torque request that is sent to the throttle tables in your vehicle's Engine Control Unit (ECU). As a result, the throttle is activated faster, ultimately reducing throttle lag and enhancing throttle response.
- Factory Mode: Replicates factory throttle settings, ideal for sharing your vehicle with an unfamiliar driver
- Ultimate Mode: For enhanced response, choose from 9 available settings to fine-tune your throttle response. Great for towing, overtaking or highway driving
- Economy Mode: Subdues initial throttle response for greater control on loose or uneven surfaces such as when off-road. Choose from 9 available settings. Great for off-road, heavy traffic and low-speed towing manoeuvres.
- Automatic Mode: Sets the EVC apart from other throttle controllers. A.C. automatically chooses an Ultimate Mode throttle response based on the amount of pedal pressure. Great for long drives or when towing over varying terrains.
The EVC is easily installed by the at-home mechanic in less than 15 minutes; simply connect in-line between the factory plug and throttle pedal assembly.
The EVC driver interface can be placed on the vehicle's dash or console.
*Please note: due to LED lights, the driver interface should be positioned so as not to distract the driver.*
• Digital Display: LED
• LED Colour: Blue
• Drive Interface Dimensions: (L) 49 x (W) 31 x (H) 8 mm
EVC Frequently asked questions
How easy is it to install?
The EVC Throttle Controller is very easy to install!
It is developed as a plug & play product, requiring no tools or modifications and takes no longer than 15 minutes to install.
With plugs designed to suit OEM specifications, it's as simple as unplugging the throttle pedal's plug, securing the controller into the pedal, and then clipping the factory plug back into the top of the controller.
Once the controller is fitted, all that's left is to find a location on your dash to place the driver interface!
*We suggest positioning the screen so that the brightness of the LED display does not distract the driver.*
Is it safe to use?
Yes! Our EVC Throttle Controllers are 100% safe to use.
As part of development, we test the controllers to ensure they do not override or impede any vehicle safety features. Each controller is also then subject to a quality control test before packaging.
Controllers developed for newly released vehicles are also stringently tested before their release to ensure optimal performance & compatibility.
Once that's all said and done, we further support our EVC Throttle Controllers by backing them with a lifetime replacement warranty & 30-day money-back guarantee. So you have confidence & peace of mind in your purchase.
Can it be used with other performance products?
Absolutely! In fact, our EVC Throttle Controllers are a great compliment to many aftermarket performance modifications.
Performance mods such as ECU Tune, Dyno Tune, ECU Remap, Power Chip or ECU Reflash focus on many parameters outside your throttle pedal response. Parameters like fuel injection, ignition timing, boost pressure, etc. And, while some tuners also include pedal mapping in their services, it is also often non-adjustable.
The true benefit of our EVC Throttle Controller lies in is its adjustability. With 4 driving modes and 20 levels of adjustability to choose from, you can now tune your throttle response to suit any driving style or conditions.
This adjustability lets you better control the influence & effectiveness of your other performance modifications.
A perfect example of this is if your Tune/Chip/Remap may be too aggressive, like driving off-road or in wet conditions. With the EVC, now you can subdue your throttle response and have far more control over the power to your wheels.
Alternatively, if you have the power but suffer from lag or means to access your optimal power range, the controller can enhance your throttle response!
Is it good for towing?
"The difference it makes in Towing is absolutely unbelievable."
- Shaun Whale (4WD 24/7 Presenter & Offroad Legend)
Towing benefits greatly from our EVC Throttle Controller, offering the ideal throttle response for just about any Towing situation.
Enhancing your throttle response helps to alleviate low down lag & drag, improving your take off. With Ultimate Mode, you'll be able to speed more quickly & efficiently - improving the overall driveability of your vehicle whilst towing.
Likewise, subduing your throttle response in Eco Mode conveniently affords you far more control of your throttle, great for low-speed towing manoeuvres where you don't want to jerk or jar the throttle - potentially overcorrecting yourself.
See what our Ambassador Shaun Whale has to say about our controller & Towing here!
Why can't I just push my pedal harder?
Your factory pedal has set parameters or bounds. These parameters can't be overridden by physical input, i.e. pushing your foot harder, faster or further.
It doesn't matter how fast or far you push your pedal - the factory parameters will deliver the throttle response previously defined. The only way to alter the response is to electronically override it with new throttle parameters, achieved by fitting our EVC Throttle Controller.
With the controller in Ultimate Mode, you can introduce an enhanced throttle curve, modifying the torque request sent through to the throttle tables in the ECU. This request then actuates the throttle faster, so you can get to wide open throttle at a faster rate.
Likewise, with the EVC in Eco Mode, we are introducing a subdued throttle curve, dampening your throttle response below factory parameters. Something that can not be replicated by your foot, no matter how lightly you ease on the throttle.
While our EVC Throttle Controller doesn't add top-end horsepower, it does improve acceleration ramp up power, the amount of accessible power when you plant your foot at either a stopped or rolling takeoff.