Where lies the difference between a go-kart and a kettcar?

Have you always wondered the same thing ? Here's the answer!

But first we clarify why the Kettcar is actually called Kettcar!


The Kettcar wasbrought bythe company KETTLER in 1962 for the first time on the market and was something completely new. At that time, a kettcar still had a push rod drive and a fixed seat. Then in 1965 the first kettcar with chain drive and pedals was introduced. So the kettcar isa toy car that children could drive with pedals. The kettcar became a bestseller and more than 15 million units have been sold worldwide to date.

The word itself is a so-called suitcase word: it is composed of KETT, derived from the brand name KETTLER and the English term for car "car". The word Kettcar is a registered trademark of Heinz Kettler GmbH & Co KG. The term was even included in the Duden in 1974 and then in the Rechtschreibduden in 1980.

Now we come to the difference between the go-kart and the kettcar!

There is actually no difference between a go-kart and a kettcar! The kettcar is only a registered brand name, while the go-kart is therefore the general name for the vehicle, which is also used by other manufacturers. Other terms are also pedal car or pedal go-kart.

Unfortunately, with the insolvency of the company in 2019, the production of kettcars also came to an end for the time being. But I emphasize: only for the time being! We at KETTLER Trading GmbH want to bring the Kettcar back on the market in 2023! Until then everyone has to be patient, but then the Kettcar racing fun can begin again!


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