"I actually drive one a lot in Auckland."
The leaders also came under fire for socialising despite the ongoing restrictions in Britain.
"What we're also going to see is people's livelihoods at stake."
Gohmert's bizarre question wasn't posed to an astrophysicist or engineer, but a forestry official.
National MP Simon Bridges doesn't want the importing of petrol-fuelled cars banned.
New Zealand has significantly increased its use of coal in recent years, despite its status as the most polluting fuel on the planet.
"The UK drives on the same side of the road as we do, they'll have 70 million dirty second-hands they'll want to dump."
"It would be foolish for New Zealand to 'lead' the world."
"The final plan seems more anxious about placating big dairy than doing what is scientifically necessary."