Tesla CEO threatens firings after dismal China sales -sources

Feb 10 (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk is prepared to fire overseas executives, people with knowledge of the matter said, after weak Chinese sales of the company's luxury electric cars cast doubt on his ambitious global expansion plans.

Tesla sold about 120 cars in China last month, one of the sources told Reuters, well below the company's aggressive targets.

Musk, in an internal email to managers in late January, threatened to fire or demote country managers if they are "not on a clear path to positive long-term cash flow," according to sources who have seen the email.

Two top China managers left the company in 2014, Tesla confirmed last year.

Tesla had no immediate comment on Tuesday. (Reporting by Laurence Frost in Paris and Paul Lienert in Detroit; editing by Matthew Lewis)

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