Carmakers' Cash-for-Clunkers Hangover

As government-funded scrappage schemes wind down, carmakers at the Frankfurt Auto Show are looking for fuel economy and green credentials to lift sales
A new Lamborghini at the Frankfurt Auto Show, which runs Sept. 17-27, 2009.

It's pure coincidence that the biannual Frankfurt Auto Show opens a little more than a week after Germany wound down its cash-for-clunkers scheme, and as other European countries and the U.S. do the same. The question hanging over the show, which runs Sept. 17-27, is what will happen to auto sales now that governments are cutting off life support.

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