Direct Line will knock 5% off your car insurance if you purchase a Tesla with Autopilot tech


BUYERS that like a Tesla can score an extra five per cent business car insurance.

Direct Line has announced the unique "driverless discount" for drivers who activate Tesla's Autopilot system.

Direct Line bosses said they were backing Tesla and it is semi-autonomous Autopilot function to assist research and encourage drivers into new models fitted with latest collision avoidance tech.

Insurers believe driverless tech will slash accidents and help reduce claim payouts.

Last year, insurers paid a record